Stop the Bleeding
by FFH

Album: Wide Open Spaces (2009)
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  • This gut-wrenching piano ballad is a track from the American Contemporary Christian Band FFH's tenth studio album, Wide Open Spaces, their first record for three years. In between recordings, FFH frontman Jeromy Deibler was diagnosed with MS and became a father for the first time. His struggles with dealing with his MS diagnoses while his wife was pregnant gave a new perspective to his lyrical content and the album was conceived in struggle and born after a long sojourn in the wilderness of God. Diebler said in publicity materials that this song of brokenness is a case in point. He explained: "It is a song of lament. Lament is actually an important form of worship that is largely ignored by the contemporary Church. Lament says, 'This is hard and I would not choose it, but my trust is in You. I can't do this, but I know that You can do this for me.'"
    Diebler continued: "Lament songs don't sell a million copies. Lamentations is not the book in the Bible that people usually point to as their favorite – at least not until they are at the bottom, looking up. Then they can identify. We all, at some point, are going to be at the bottom. That's just part of our walk with the Lord. Suffering is not just for some people, and it is not optional. But there is joy because suffering is where Jesus meets us in a special way."


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