Worn ~ God Can Restore Those Broken

The figure in this sculpture looked cold and in need

The figure in this sculpture looked cold and in need

In every difficulty of my life, God brings me a song that ministers to me and helps me through.  These songs are not ones that I hear in passing and then forget.  These special ones linger in my spirit and speak directly to whatever issue is pressing into my life.

It is as if God orchestrates the song by causing it to cross my path just when needed most.

Most recently, my song is one by Tenth Avenue North called Worn.  The premise of the song is that God can raise us up, and bring back a song in a life broken and worn.

In varying ways, we have all messed up.  For many, life has dealt hard blows.  As a result, we can end up flat-out in the dust.  The truth is that none of us is without sin and struggles; we are all in need of God’s mercy and help in lifting us up out of the ashes.

Someone I love is struggling.  When he hurts, so do I.  When he fails, I can relate because I have, too.  Yet, God’s promise to me in this song is that He is going to do a restoring work.  I will not give up hope.  He can mend a heart that’s frail and torn.  A song can rise from ashes of a broken life

Worn
by Tenth Avenue North
*the official video with the song is great*

I’m tired I’m worn
My heart is heavy
From the work it takes to keep on breathing
I’ve made mistakes
I’ve let my hope fail
My soul feels crushed by the weight of this world
Pre-chorus:
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Chorus:
Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that’s frail and torn
I want to know a song can rise from ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause i’m worn

Verse two:
I know I need to lift my eyes up
But I’m to weak
Life just won’t let up
Pre-chorus
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Chorus:
Oh Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that’s frail and torn
I want to know a song can rise from the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

Bridge:
My prayers are wearing thin
Ya I’m worn
Even before the day begins
Ya I’m worn
I’ve lost my will to fight
I’m worn
So heaven come and flood my eyes

Final Chorus:
Let me see redemption wins
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that’s frail and torn
I want to know a song can rise from the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Yes, all that’s dead inside will be reborn
Though I’m worn
Ya I’m worn

What is a song God has given you recently that has ministered to you?

Sue Nash/2013

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31 thoughts on “Worn ~ God Can Restore Those Broken

    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      So glad it was a blessing. I pray for you, Karina, for God’s strength and encouragement to lift you up to keep blessing others. Just knowing that by posting this, I really did hear from the Lord in sharing has encouraged me. Thanks back.

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  1. cottageonstrawberry

    “I’m worn” … two little words … but a mountain of emotions, pain, hurts, sickness … the list goes on and on. Yes ‘I’m worn’ … illness taking my strength … but praise be to God, He is the strength of my life. The joy of the Lord is my strength … in my weakness, by faith I believe.

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      I will believe with you. I suffer from some chronic pain due to spinal degeneration–pain and illness is NO FUN. Will pray that you have renewed joy, strength and healing. Blessings

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      1. cottageonstrawberry

        God bless you Sue. Chronic is so chronic isn’t it 🙂 …. just keeps going and going! I don’t have the pain as such … it’s the fatigue and ‘flatness’ … life as I knew it has come to a standstill … been at least five years now! I am thankful to God for my writing though … He and it (and my beautiful family) keep me going … oh! and my friends (especially such lovely people like you) … may the Lord lift the pain from you … make it bearable … strengthen you … flood you with His healing virtue … you are a beautiful daughter of God and He loves you so much xxx

      2. heavenlyraindrops Post author

        I appreciate your thoughtfulness. God is so good and has helped me along the journey. I keep wanting to write about it, but don’t want to come across as whiny. When the time is right, I will share because it might encourage someone else! Blessings my blogging friend!

  2. cottageonstrawberry

    Why would you be whiny ???? You write beautifully … sharing the truth will always help someone, as the truth is what others are usually experiencing … the realities of life. May the Lord open a door for your heart’s desire regarding this xx

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  3. Heidi Viars

    A while ago our family decided to pursue special needs adoption. One night after that decision, I was particularly concerned and fell asleep really worried, wondering if we had made the right decision. All night long I dreamed awful dreams. One dream was that a gigantic lion was in our yard. One by one he devoured our family. I woke up, not able to shake the sick feeling for a while. I had to head out early that morning and as I was driving down the road, I asked God for some comfort, at that very moment the song “You Are I Am” by Mercy Me came on. Here are the lyrics.

    I’ve been the one,To shake with fear.
    And wonder if, You’re even here.
    I’ve been the one, To doubt Your love.
    I’ve told myself, You’re not enough.
    I’ve been the one, To try and say.
    I’ll overcome, By my own strength.
    I’ve been the one, To fall apart.
    And start to question, Who You are.

    You’re the One who conquers giants.
    You”re the One who calls out kings.
    You shut the mouth of lions.
    You tell the dead to breathe.
    You’re the one who walks through fire.
    You take the orphan’s hand.
    You are the One Messiah.
    You are I Am.
    I’ve been the one, Held down in chains.
    Beneath the weight, Of all my shame.
    I’ve been the one, To believe,
    That where I am, You cannot reach.

    I was blown away. I could not believe that the song specifically spoke to the fact that God shuts the mouth of lions and just two lines later about orphans… I knew it was the Lord. I was in awe of the fact how quickly the Lord had answered my heart, and confirmed the calling to adoption.

    What a wonderful post, Sue … I love coming here… you have a special gift of encouragement, dear sister!

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Heidi, that is an amazing testimony and song. So like our God to show up and confirm to you to proceed with the adoption; so like the enemy to kill an destroy our dreams. How wonderful that your family chose to pursue this. I may have posted before but I co-teach adults with special needs at my church. They are an often overlooked group, but have stolen my heart away. Bless you for this choice. And thanks for the feedback about my site. Like so many of us, I do struggle to keep going with my blog because of how the enemy beats me up, at times causing me to doubt that what I write matters. Perhaps the reason I try to encourage is that I need it so desperately myself! Blessings back, my encouraging friend.

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      1. Heidi Viars

        Accusations, guilt, shame, and fear are at the top of the list of tactics the enemy uses to draw us away from fulfilling our God-calling in life. As to your blog, maybe it’s good to remember that you enter the “grace-zone” as you sit and write … no guilt allowed … He will use you and what you write for His glory … you are His beloved … a tool in His hand … a vessel through which He shines brightly … keep going sister … as He prompts and leads you not only as you write for Him, but in all those other places of your life as well 🙂

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