This is where the healing begins…

A good friend and fellow pastor introduced me to this song. It’s on my playlist and I keep going back to the video too.

So many times we forget to extend forgiveness to ourselves (and others) when we go through another disappointing and all-too-familiar failure. It’s frustrating, somewhat embarrassing, and would be a lot easier just to ignore. But spiritual growth doesn’t happen that way.

When I go through enough of these cycles of repentance/confession/renewal, I begin to get angry. But as the wisdom in this song suggests, the healing BEGINS at the moment we know that only God can take the shame, the pain, the brokenness, and start us back on the road of transformation.

Always play the grace card…

 

HEALING BEGINS by 10th Avenue North

So you thought you had to keep this up
All the work that you do
So we think that you’re good
And you can’t believe it’s not enough
All the walls you built up
Are just glass on the outside
So let ’em fall down
There’s freedom waiting in the sound
When you let your walls fall to the ground
We’re here now

This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark

Afraid to let your secrets out
Everything that you hide
Can come crashing through the door now
But too scared to face all your fear
So you hide but you find
That the shame won’t disappear
So let it fall down
There’s freedom waiting in the sound
When you let your walls fall to the ground
We’re here now
We’re here now, oh

This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark

Sparks will fly as grace collides
With the dark inside of us
So please don’t fight
This coming light
Let this blood come cover us
His blood can cover us

This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark

 

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