Living with a broken heart is not easy. Waking up every morning with the challenge of getting on with your life and figuring out your purpose and reason why you are here. Asking several times a day, “what now God?” I lost my Dad when I was 10 years old, my brother to suicide after I turned 18, my Mom to cancer in 2016, and a cherished friend along the way. Every time I lose someone, I lose a part of myself and I spend the next few months or years searching for my identity again. It’s exhausting. But I know there is a reason for these storms. I ask God to help me through each and every one of them and I eventually find my way.
Music. Music is my refuge. Casting Crowns and Matt Maher know my heart and they have helped in healing my broken heart recently.
Casting Crowns’ song, “For All You Are” on their new album, “The Very Next Thing”, really speaks to me. “When I’m standing at the end of me”….is how I feel as I stand here tired and weary and lost and feeling finished and done. I don’t feel as if I can continue on. “In the rubble of my broken dreams”. When tragedy hits my life and rips someone from my arms, I feel defeated and see my dreams crumbled into little pieces on the ground. But with all this, I look up to God for answers and strength. I exchange my life for His grace. My life is in His hands and my trust is in Him.
Read the lyrics of this song and then listen to the words. Let it heal your heart too.
by Ginger Turner