Sunday, May 05, 2013

A song:

"When Mercy Found Me"
Rhett walker band

I can't count the broken roads I've been down
But all I know
Something had to give
Something had to give

'Cause living my life so wild and free
Finally caught up
Oh it left me broken, left me hopeless
But that's where I met Jesus

In one moment everything changed
Who I was got washed away
When mercy found me

My Savior's arms were open wide
And I felt love for the very first time
When mercy found me
When mercy found me

All those days, all those doubts
They don't seem to matter now
His grace is all I need
His grace is all I need

And the chains that I was in before
They don't hold me anymore

His love has rescued me
His love has set me free

In one moment everything changed
Who I was got washed away
When mercy found me

My Savior's arms were open wide
And I felt love for the very first time
When mercy found me

My mind found peace
My soul found hope
My heart found a home

In one moment everything changed
Who I was got washed away
When mercy found me

My Savior's arms were open wide
And I felt love for the very first time
When mercy found me
When mercy found me

When mercy found me
When mercy found me
When mercy found me
When mercy found me

I was listening to this the other morning.
I remember the day my world fell apart and It felt as though I had nothing left. I was so very unhealthy emotionally at the time and very ill equipment to handle life. I knew God and at one point followed faithfully, however I did not KNOW Him.
As I stood there that day and watched as my world crashed I had never felt so alone so abandoned and stripped of strength so deeply before.
The words he sings
" In one moment everything changed
Who I was got washed away
When mercy found me "
That is what it was like.
The old me and my brokenness was destroyed. Washed away.
That is not to say it wasn't painful and it was this grand and glorious moment because it wasn't. My heart and the vulnerable ness I felt was to much For me.
But His mercy and His grace surrounded me and changed me at the core.
There have been many moments since then that my world has turned upside down but never like that one day when His mecy found me and I surrendered.

4 comments:

Martha said...

Listening to the song on Youtube right now. The love of God is amazing. It is through pain He so often works to change us into His image. In the midst, it feels unbearable, but He is always there.

Thank you for sharing your story with me.

T said...

:)

judi/Gmj said...

so wonderful. great testament.

judi/Gmj said...

went back to this post which also moved me.
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