Music Monday

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We all have had the thought that we want our life path to just be easy and happy, right?

But what if I told you, that God does not waste what you go through, especially your pain.

What if I told you, God uses your pain to mold you into a person of character and strong faith?

What if I told you, God will use you to help other people that went through what you did and will save them?

 

We would have a different perspective on our pain, wouldn’t we?

 

Well, that is exactly what this song is about and it has been life changing words that I so desperately needed to hear. I wanted to share this extraordinary song and my thoughts on it, from a personal perspective as well. 

I know someone out there will need the encouragement that this song gives.

 

But before I get into this song I wanted to say, I recognize you and your pain and how circumstances are not always easy. But most importantly God sees you. He sees all you have been through and has a good plan for you. He won’t waste what you’ve felt or been through. Someday you will see and you will be better because of it.

 

Intro:

Devastated, an understatement

It’s not part of the plan

You’re asking why He didn’t stop it

If the whole world’s in His hands

Suffocating in the waiting

And your faith is wearing down

But there’s hope even though

 

When painful circumstances happen to us, we often ask God, why

It is hard to comprehend and see all what God is doing during those hard times. Especially if God is all powerful, He could have stopped it and prevented the pain. It is a question I know I have wrestled with, in a devastating way.

Waiting on God can be hard and it is a true test of our faith, wondering when God will have us come out of tough seasons. But there is always hope with Jesus. He IS always right next to you, walking the tough times with you and Jesus is the epitome of hope..

 

Chorus:

You can’t understand the pain of your road

He’s in the future, He knows something you don’t

One day, you’ll see, you’ll be on the other side of this

All done with it

Better because of it, because of it

Better because of it, because of it

 

In the midst of pain, it is hard to understand why God allowed it and why you are walking through it.  Pain makes perspective feel very narrow. 

But our perspective is so limited. God knows every piece of your life puzzle and has a good plan, even for the pain you’ve experienced. Most of us do not know what God is doing with all of those tough times and seasons we have walked through. But, one day, we will see what God was doing and the pain will be behind us and peace and healing will be in us. 

And we will be better because of it.

 

Next Section:

 

Someone’s gonna need your story to get them through the night

Someone’s gonna see His glory, by the way, He won your fight

There’s a breaking in the waiting

And the storm keeps bearing down

But there’s hope even though, even though

 

I know personally, this part of the song has always spoken to me in a deeper way.

Even though we may have questions for God and cannot always see what God is doing in the middle of painful circumstances, God always has a plan. And can I tell you something? It is always good.

If you let Him, God can use your pain for His glory. He can use it for good, in a way you cannot even fathom yet.

I truly believe if you believe in Him wholeheartedly and believe in His miracles, you will see God move in your live and in your pain, in amazing ways.

The best thing about being a believer in Jesus, is that we do not have to go through our pain or circumstances alone. We always have Him next to us, holding us, and putting unexpected, beautiful blessings in our path for us to walk to. There is so much hope and beauty from a life with Jesus Christ.

 

Chorus Repeats

 

Next Section:

 

Everything that you think will break you

Are the things that He’ll use to make you

So hold on longer, so hold on

Everything that you think will kill you

Are the things that He’ll use to build you

 

So you’ll be stronger, you’ll be

You’re better because of it, ayy

Suffocating in the waiting

And your faith is wearing down, mmm

 

Better because of it, because of it

Better because of it, because of it

Better because of it, oh

Ooh, oh yeah

He’s making you stronger through it all

Making you stronger

 

 

I feel like these lyrics speak for themselves. 

When I was walking through some painful circumstances in my past, I thought for sure they were going to break me. I feel like they almost did. 

But I feel like those very things that I thought were going to break me, God used them to bring me to Him. Looking back, there it is. So much beauty that broke through in the midst of suffocating pain. And I feel like that was only the beginning. He will use those times for me and for you to mold your character and to make you a true vessel for His amazing work.

I know for me, that thought  always stops me in my tracks. The God of the universe, of all existence, will use me?

God can do everything on His own, He doesn’t need us. But He chose us. He chose you to bring glory to His name and be used for His kingdom. That always puts me in awe and how thankful I am for that truth.

There will be times when your faith is wearing down and you do not feel that God will use what you have gone through. Living in a broken world, you will experience trials and the consequences of sin from others as well. But, you can rest assured knowing that God brings good out of everything. He is making you stronger through it all and there is so much hope ahead.

 

I also came across this analogy and I wanted to share it with this song because I feel it is the perfect song for it:

 

Imagine 2 ceramic pots. One is cracked and is missing pieces and the other is perfect. Now put a candle into both of them and put a lid on.

Which pot do you see more light coming through?

The broken one. That’s what God does. You have to be broken to let God’s light shine through ❤

 

 

 

Verses to draw encouragement from the song:

And we know that all things work for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28 (NIV)

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” – Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 (NIV)

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” –Genesis 50:20 (NIV)

 

I hope you can draw encouragement and hope from this song, as I still do on a regular basis.

God has seen all you have been through and will use you and this time for your good. Trust Him.

 

 

 

 

All for Jesus,

Steph

3 thoughts on “Music Monday

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  1. I love this post, this song, and Danny Gokey! Beautiful words, as always. Really liked that ceramic pot analogy too. Thank you for sharing what God laid on your head through this song ♥️

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