broken strands.

You know i don’t have it together
You know i’m broken
and i feel weak and meaningless
and i just want to fall and crumble
and i don’t want to fight anymore, no
i want to cry and give up and just run to You
and You say that it’s okay and
You tell me to run to You
You say You love me anyway
You say You’re strong in my weakness
and You’re going to weave glory
out of my broken strands.

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for such a time as this.

your heart is beating,
you are breathing
because you were made
for such a time as this.
you have a song to sing,
you have words to say,
because you were made
for such a time as this.
a song was placed in your soul,
a fire kindled in your heart
because you were made
for such a time as this.

Written for my friend Jordan.

and You love me.

You take the darkness in my soul
and turn it into light
and You my brokenness
and You make it whole
and You see despair
and turn it into hope
and you take the ashes of my heart
and turn them into beauty
and you see that i am unlovable
and You love me.

coming home.

i don’t know why i
was afraid of coming home
of running into your arms
of returning to your side
i don’t know why i
thought You wouldn’t
take me back
i don’t know why i
thought You wouldn’t
even look at me
because You took me back
and You caught me in your embrace
and You looked at me
with tears in your eyes
with mercy, with grace,
with love.
i saw your eyes,
i saw You
and it was coming home.

keep it yours.

don’t let my heart run away,
don’t let it leave You.
let it fall in love with You,
let it learn to beat with yours.
don’t let my heart run away,
don’t let it leave You.
keep it close,
keep it yours.

I will love you.

I will not hurt you.
I will not leave you.
I am not like others you’ve met.
I am constant and I will always remain,
I won’t give up on you
and I won’t fail you.
and with every beat of your heart
I will tell you that I love you
and it won’t be a lie
like the ones you’ve heard before.
I won’t break your heart, no.
I will take the broken pieces
and put them back together.
I will put back the light
that was stolen from your eyes
and I will love you.

i am loved.

with every sunrise and
with every sunset You tell me
that they were made just for me
You tell me that i am not here by mistake
You tell me that my life matters
You tell me that You gave me a brave spirit
You tell me that You put fire in my bones
and a light in my eyes and a beat in my heart
and with every sunrise
and every sunset You tell me
that i am loved.

don’t run.

don’t run
don’t rush
don’t fight me
don’t turn away
don’t doubt my love for you
listen to my voice
listen to my song for you
don’t turn away
don’t reject grace
don’t think that you’re not enough for me
don’t think that I’m not enough for you
read my lips
and listen to me
to my words of love
don’t run
don’t rush
don’t fight me
don’t turn away