I am Gracefully Broken

Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
Gracefully broken

It is difficult to accept that God has a plan for me. Because growing up I am taught that only through doing can I receive. I didn’t know how to receive because it wasn’t part of my life. Giving I am familiar with. Because I am so used to giving that being broken, and torn apart has always been part of my life. I even used to think that this life is going to be full of hardships, and bad people, because of my past experiences, and relationships that have scarred me. It is only foolish to think that this world can satisfy me that I choose to turn away from God.

Because of pride, and fears that I hold close to my heart that in my daily choices I choose to walk away from Jesus. Every day is a constant battle, and the opposite of fear is love. Then choosing love means choosing God more than myself, and it is only in dying to myself that I am brought to new life. Therefore I am convinced that in this life that nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38). Yes, there will be great trials but following Jesus comes with a price.

But knowing what awaits me in God’s kingdom pushes me forward. To press on to this life (Philippians 3:14), and to know that God’s peace, love and joy surpasses all that we can think of (Philippians 4:7). Who can comprehend the depth of God’s love? So I say build your life on Christ, His Word, His Truth, and Life. For there is no other way to enter the Kingdom of Heaven but only one. To be sure of who God says you are, to be affirmed of He who says you are. To never fear but to live boldly for God’s people, so that you may bear witness to them. Pray, and ask for what you need. The Lord who already knows what we need will supply them.

Though you slay me
Yet I will praise you
Though you take from me
I will bless your name
Though you ruin in me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the one who’s all I need