pressed but not crushed?

A song we have sung at our church is “Trading My Sorrows” by Darrell Evans. Part of the lyrics are “I’m pressed but not crushed, persecuted not abandoned…..” etc.

I like this song. I like it a lot. Not that I always live these words, trading my sorrows for joy. Sometimes I can’t figure out how to do that. But I sing it, and on my better days I try to live it.

Life brings challenges. It’s hard. It’s rough.. and we get pressed often. Often I feel crushed, but the fact is, I’m still here… I’m still standing… I still believe in God. I’ve been pressed, still being pressed, but I’m not crushed.

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4 responses

16 05 2008
Wendy

Hey, I get those lyrics. The first thing I thought of with “pressed but not crushed” was pressed flowers. When pressed the color and form are preserved when crushed… dust. They say even pressed flowers have the ability to be harvested and pollenated. So if life presses perhaps in an attempt to crush, the Holy Spirit is preserving color, form and life, who will open the book to find the treasure?

16 05 2008
madcitycat

Wendy, that’s a neat way of looking at it… Thank you. I LOVE pressed flowers, and used to keep them from different countries in my Bibles when I was growing up. Neat image for me to think about.
Thanks!

24 09 2009
Sick of it all « { Ruminations }

[…] up those verses online (yes, I was too lazy to actually get up to get my bible), I ran across a blog where someone said, “Life brings challenges. It’s hard. It’s rough.. and we get […]

21 12 2012
Carl Stuart

Oh my Gosh, I love it! It totally has meaning for me now! Peace and love to you and your family Kathy during this wonderful time of the year.

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