My heart hurts right now so deeply for some of the things my friends are facing, and as I pray fervently for these situations, I sometimes feel helpless. But I’m reminded of the importance of surrendering our burdens in our Christian walk. Surrendering to Jesus doesn’t mean we won’t face these scary, sad, and heart-breaking things of life, but it means we have somewhere to look, somewhere beyond the emptiness within us. Trials don’t mean that He doesn’t love us, He wants us to turn to Him and be broken and vulnerable and let Him in.
I’m reminded of this song, it’s from Hillsong’s new album “No Other Name” and it’s called “Broken Vessels”. I had never heard it before the concert on Friday, but as I listened and watched, I was moved to tears. I couldn’t believe the affirmation and hope I was hearing. As tears streamed down my face, I was able to lift my hands and say to Jesus, “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” In the midst of this terminal cancer and all the pain and heartbreak that goes along with it, I was able to worship and thank Jesus. This song is an amazing reminder that being set free is not being set free of our circumstances, but being set free from the burden. We still feel the hurt, but have the hope.
I have friends facing some gut wrenching obstacles in their lives and I pray that if you are someone who is finding yourself in that boat right now, that you will click this link and listen to this song (the whole way through) and be reassured and feel held by our loving savior.
Do this one favor for me, just listen.
Let yourself give in. Let the tears flow. Let yourself be broken before The Lord. And allow His love and mercy into your life. Maybe you feel like you don’t deserve it, you do. Maybe you feel like you walked too far away from Him to get back, you didn’t. Maybe you’re angry at Him, deal with it. Maybe you’re holding onto something that you need to let go, let go of it.
But not forsaken
I’ve been set free…
Oh, I can see You now
And I can see the love in Your eyes”
This doesn’t count as my blog about the Hillsong concert, their ministry has touched me too much and there’s still too much to say there, just haven’t had the chance to put all my thoughts together there.
This was on my heart now, so I needed to share it. I love you guys. Don’t give up.