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There is Hope – Song History
Received – June 17, 2012
Because of my testimony (freedom from SSA), there are those in the world who follow my every word and action looking for any inkling of a way to bring about my downfall - Pro-gay bloggers and watch groups in particular. I love all people – regardless of whether they are gay or straight. Recently, because of an international ministry trip I took, I was interviewed by a newspaper in that nation. Because of others who were included in that interview, I was lumped in with them as having the same beliefs when it comes to the criminalization of homosexuality. I stood up for righteousness but certain bloggers and watch groups distorted my message in a very public manner. As a result, pressure was put on a ministry for which I served on the Board of Directors for several years…and it became apparent that I needed to step down in order to keep them out of my fray. During those first few days after all of this came to a head, I felt every negative emotion I think one can possible feel simultaneously. Grief, deep hurt, abandonment, misunderstanding, loneliness, suffering, and unrelenting inner turmoil led me, once again, to cry out to God. This song says it all.
I am doing fine now, even though it is still very fresh in my soul. I continue to receive reports of healing and deliverance from the nation I ministered in – in spite of what the bloggers say. And one more thing: even if I never say another word, my life and 30-years-and-counting of freedom from SSA speaks volumes no blogger or watch group can silence.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
Isaiah 53:7 NASB
"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Jesus
Matthew 5:11-12 NASB
There Is Hope
Words & Music: Dennis Jernigan
June 17, 2012
Where can I go that You can't be?
How far can I fall that You can't reach?
As long as I have this breath in me there is hope!
Where can I run that You can't find?
What chain can I wear You can't unbind?
As long as the ocean is deep and wide, there is hope!
As long as You are Light when I can't see!
As long as You are there to help me breathe!
As long as You are there to comfort me there is hope!
As long as You are God and God alone!
As long as You are seated on the throne!
As long as You're the Rock, the Cornerstone, there is hope!
I have hope!
Where can I hurt You cannot touch?
How much can I bear 'til I've had too much?
As long as You're there I have enough! There is hope!
Will You be there if trials don't end?
My mind under siege, will You defend?
As long as You're there my heart can mend! There is hope!
If I live or if I die then I will be with You!
Through the storm or through the fi-re, I will be with You.
Valley low or mountain higher, I will be with You!
This alone my one desire, losing me in You!