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Leigh
5 years ago

“O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” is one of my favorite hymns. Thank you for this reminder to worship and be honest with God in our broken places.

Merry
Merry
5 years ago
Reply to  Leigh

It is such a good one, isn’t it?! “Being honest in our broken places” is not the easiest thing, is it? One day He will wipe away every tear… We look forward to that day with great joy!

Kristi
Kristi
5 years ago

Yes, we must be rooted in scripture to make it through each day.

Merry
Merry
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristi

It never creases to amaze me that when I fail to get in to the Word I ALWAYS find myself in such rough condition. A lesson many of us continue to learn.

Sasha
5 years ago

Yes to all this! Sometimes my most broken times have been when I finally was able to worship Him properly – it took honesty and telling what was going on in my heart. Once I gave it to Him – He set me free from it.

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  Sasha

Exactly what our Loving Father wants from us humble honesty before Him so that He might fill us to overflowing with His sweet presence! Oh for the grace to more quickly be honest in our brokenness!

Merry
Merry
5 years ago
Reply to  Sasha

You are so right, Sasha. Telling Him, honestly, what is going on in my heart…that is definitely one of the hardest things for me to do sometimes. We know full well that HE knows what goes on in our hearts, but that step of humility is hard taken at times. Bless you, sister!

Rebekah
5 years ago

I know that hollow feeling. I don’t know exactly how to describe it. Sometimes borders on cynical, like, I can’t sing these words and really mean them. But you’re right, the truth of God’s Word and the promises that He’s made to us are the only true comfort that we have. I’m sorry that you lost your daughter, but I am encouraged by your faith displayed throughout your sorrrow.

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebekah

I’ve been there too, Rebekah, where I “can’t sing the words and really mean them”. So thankful for a God far bigger than my doubts, who is ready to be steadfast and true in the wake of my own unbelief. How faithful He is!

Merry
Merry
5 years ago
Reply to  Rebekah

Peace be with you, Rebekah. I think we can all relate to that broken feeling. For some of us it’s loss, for others it’s illness, loneliness, anxiety, or any number of other things. So thankful for a God who lives to restore and revive His dear ones.

Dana
5 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. We lost a son several years ago and it changes your perspective on so many things. I am glad you are finding solace in His word.

Merry
Merry
5 years ago
Reply to  Dana

Thank you, sweet Dana. My heart hurts for your loss. They are part of us forever, aren’t they? I’m thankful that His father-heart knows loss better than anyone else ever could. There is no better Comforter. Peace to you, sister.

Julie
5 years ago

I think some of most heartfelt worship happened when I was the most broken. I felt communion and His presence greatly then.
It is so comforting to know that we can never be too broken for Him! Thank you for encouraging us!

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  Julie

What an incredible God to be able to use brokenness to bring us into intimacy with Him!

Merry
Merry
5 years ago
Reply to  Julie

It’s incredible how He draws beauty from such fractured jars, isn’t it? His faithfulness never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for journeying with us!

Tracy
5 years ago

Sometimes one of our pastors will give us a little background on the writers of the old hymns we sing on a particular Sunday. There are some interesting stories there.

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  Tracy

Agree! The song becomes richer when we know the backstory

Merry
Merry
5 years ago
Reply to  Tracy

There are! I love learning the stories behind hymns and worship songs – it’s amazing the difference that human connection behind the lyrics can make.

Keisha
5 years ago

This is so beautiful! We all have a broken place that needs mending that only God can give.

Rebecca Adams
Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  Keisha

“Only God can give”
Precious truth

Merry
Merry
5 years ago
Reply to  Keisha

Amen, Keisha. Love serving a Father who loves to heal His kids.