Bible, Broken, Discouraged, encouragement, Journey, Strength

Life May Be Broken Into Pieces

“But We Will Not Be Overtaken,

We Will Not Be Overcome”

Jeremy Camp

 

Do you feel beat down by the weight of the world?

Do you wake up in the morning just wondering how you are going to put one foot in front of the other for one more day?

My friend, one word comes to mind today, “broken”.

I copied a big chunk of what David was feeling so you can see this isn’t a new weird feeling. Even the people in bible times experienced the same frustrations, failures, and brokeness we feel today.

I surely could not have stated what David wrote any better then he did. Do his words ring true to how you have been feeling?

“For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness.

I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart.

Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.

My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.

My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, And my relatives stand afar off.

For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.

For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me!

Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!”    Psalms‬ ‭38:4-6, 8-11, 15, 17, 21-22‬ ‭NKJV

Who else can agree with this? I know I can.

Design(11)When David writes, “For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.”  I struggle with this one a regular basis.

My burdens are heavy and have been here for a long time. I have cried out to God many times inquiring, “Why God, why do I have to carry this burden and this problem for so long? What am I missing God, what I am not learning from this test? Teach me the lessons I have not learned so I can get past this difficulty.”

“I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart.”

Friends, how about you?  Are you broken with a heart that is strained? I have to confess to this being me. I am broken and my heart is torn and hard. When I was growing up and in high school, I knew many people would tell me I was happy all the time, but now I struggle with that happiness due to the strains of life. I am not telling you this out of pride, because I am not proud of who I am. I miss and even grieve that part of “me” on a regular basis.

Life has been hard for a number of years and has taken its toll on my heart and on my happiness. I feel like my happiness moved out and anger moved in. I know my family doesn’t like this side of me, but the weight of life is just too much to carry.

“… my strength fails me…”

Do you struggle with weakness as well? Do you have days where you struggle to get through the day? When times are difficult I have a saying that today if I can just get through minute by minute then I have survived. Do you have days like this, if I can just get through minute by minute then I can call the day a success?

When life isn’t difficult I do consider myself a strong person, but when the weight of the world is heavy and relentless it just seems so much easier to give in to the weight and sink.

There are some days where I just pray for nothing else to go wrong because I will collapse if I have to deal with one more difficulty. Do you ever feel this way?

How do you survive those kinds of days?

As I am writing this, I want you to know I am not writing this to brag and dismiss the pain of these feelings. I am writing so you know if you struggle with the same feelings then you are not alone.

When you fight these inner battles it becomes a very lonely road. You become isolated from family and friends. People say they care, but do they really? Most people are too busy to want to walk into your messy world, let alone take the time to understand. That would require more time to care then the average person wants to invest.

Today I am including a video to touch your heart and encourage you. No matter how hard life is God always knows what is in your heart. He knows the pain it is in. He knows if it has been shattered into a million pieces. You may be able to hide from the people who are around you, but my friend, if you think you are hiding from God, you need to know you are not.

It is my prayer that you will be blessed by this song and the lyrics and will allow God to heal the wounds and the brokeness.

He Knows (lyrics are below)
Jeremy Camp – He Knows (click this link to take you to this video)
He Knows
Jeremy Camp

All the bitter weary ways
Endless striving day by day
You barely have the strength to pray
In the valley low
And how hard your fight has been
How deep the pain within
Wounds that no one else has seen
Hurts too much to show
All the doubt you’re standing in between
And all the weight that brings you to your knees
 
He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one
Who knows
He knows
 
We may faint and we may sink
Feel the pain and near the brink
But the dark begins to shrink
When you find the one who knows
The chains of doubt that held you in between
One by one are starting to break free
 
He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let
He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one
Who knows
He knows
 
Every time that you feel forsaken
Every time that you feel alone
He is near to the brokenhearted
Every tear
He knows
He knows
Every hurt and every sting
He has walked the suffering
He knows
He knows
Let your burdens come undone
Lift your eyes up to the one
Who knows
He knows
He knows
He knows
 
Songwriters: Jeremy Thomas Camp / Seth David Mosley
He Knows lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

 

My friend, when hardships consume your life it is hard to break the cycle, but it is important to know and to remember this isn’t permanent. With everything in life, God will enable you to handle the pain you are in and will allow you to heal from the wounds.

Stand firm with your belief in God and His almighty power to turn even the worst of times into mighty blessings. Allow Him to heal you from the inside out and from the top of your body to the bottom of your feet. Nothing is too big for Him to heal.

Remember, you are never alone!!!

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