Hey everyone and welcome back to TGWAM! I hope you’ve all had a great week so far and continue to! Last week I wrote about trusting God even when it hurts. When it seems too hard and when you feel like you’re about to crumble into a million pieces. Trusting in Him will make it so much easier to stand firm in your faith when times get tough.
This whole post was centered around the song “Steady My Heart” by Kari Jobe. This week I’m going to do something similar and write around song lyrics again. Music is something that has always been meaningful to me and something that I think is so powerful. A simple song, for me, can turn a bad day into a good one, or even vice versa. That’s why I think it’s important for me to write about things like this- things that are powerful and mean a lot to me, because someone else may need to hear the same thing, but you won’t ever know until you say it. That’s kind of the whole purpose of this blog. Bryanna and I want to reach the lost through, not our words, but His, and show the world that nothing is possible without God. So that’s why I’m going to be writing on a song again today.
Obviously, as you can tell by the title, this blog post is about a song called “Broken Vessels” by Hillsong. This song is about how God can pick up our crumbled pieces, when we’ve fallen completely apart, and make us new again. These are the lyrics to the first verse: “All these pieces, broken and scattered. In mercy gathered, mended and whole. Empty handed, but not forsaken. I’ve been set free. I’ve been set free.” These first few lyrics of the song show exactly how God picks us up and frees us from all of our sins.
“All these pieces, broken and scattered. In mercy gathered, mended and whole.”
To me, this is showing that when our lives have fallen apart, when all seems lost, when our lives are strewn all over the place that God is there to make us new again. The pieces of our hearts that have been tattered, scarred, broken, and thrown everywhere, are ones that God can still put back together with His mercy and grace. When God holds us in His hands and helps us get back to where we were in our faith we become mended and whole once again. Psalms 147:3 talks about this very clearly. That God can heal broken hearts and mend wounds. It says, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” God is the Great Physician and can heal anything that is broken, tattered, and scarred through His great power.
“Empty handed, but not forsaken.”
I had to think about this for a minute to really figure out what it says to me. To me, this is saying that God takes away all of our control, all of our baggage, everything, when we submit to follow Him. That’s how it is, plain and simple. We are left empty handed. Does that mean we’re forsaken, though? No. As this small piece of an amazing song states, we are not forsaken. We aren’t forsaken because God should be in control. God should be the One to have everything in His hands. We should be left empty handed. We are His masterpiece. The masterpiece doesn’t control the master. The master controls it. God is our Master and He is the one that leads us in our daily walk.
The word “forsaken” means, “abandoned or deserted”. Our God is the complete opposite. Our God does not and will not abandon us. Our God is so loving and caring and longs to be with us. He would never forsake any one of His children. Even though we don’t have much control over what will happen in our lives, we aren’t forsaken, even though we’re left empty handed. Being left empty handed and giving it all to Him, I think, makes our hearts even more full because we don’t have to worry or stress when we know He has it all under control.
“I’ve been set free. I’ve been set free.”
When we give our lives to Him and submit to His will, we have been set free from every guilt, fear, pain, everything. This is so amazing to me. Everything that you’ve done wrong can be forgiven so simply. If you just ask for forgiveness your sins will forever be forgotten by Him. Psalm 103:12 says, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” This simplicity didn’t come so easily though. This simple way of forgiveness wasn’t free. It cost Jesus’ life. When he bore our sin and our shame on the cross; that was the price it cost for our redemption. That’s something we don’t need to take for granted. We have been set free by Jesus’ blood and NOTHING else.
Thank you so much for reading my blog post today! I hope you enjoyed it! Broken Vessels is such a good song and I really encourage you to go listen to it sometime in the near future. 🙂 Please come back Thursday for Bryanna’s post and again next week! Thanks so much, again! ❤
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