Have you ever felt like you wanted to rip pages out of your life story?
I know I have wanted to. Sometimes it feels like moments in our story can feel so broken, they start to make you feel like you are in fact broken. But that is not the truth. The most beautiful part about becoming a follower of God, is He is with you always and He then goes a step further and works all the broken chapters in your life story for good. Because He is that good. Your story is never too far gone because God is a god who redeems. You are never alone and he is within the highs and lows with you. This song is a great encouragement of this beautiful truth and can remind you that those pieces you view as broken, are not really broken when you have God. I hope you enjoy this song and my thoughts on it.
There’s torn-up pages in this book
Words that tell me I’m no good
Chapters that defined me for so long
But the hands of grace and endless love
Dusted off and picked me up
Told my heart that hope is never gone
We can feel defined by words that are said about us by others and moments in our lives that have been hurtful. But the real truth and definition of who you are lies in Jesus’s heart. Our true identity is a Child of God. And if you don’t know what all that means and the value it holds, I encourage you to get into the word and learn what it means to be a child of His. Because just like these lyrics say, he has endless love and grace for you and views you through eyes of love. It may seem too good to be true, but that is what it is to be loved by Him. It is not a love the world gives and that love can cover over those wounds and hurtful words said in the past.
God is in this story, God is in the details
Even in the broken parts, He holds my heart, He never fails
When I’m at my weakest, I will trust in Jesus
Always in the highs and lows, the One who goes before mе
God is in this story
I feel like these lyrics really say it best. We can rest knowing that God is in all the details of our lives and holds our hearts. He is a good God with kindness and compassion for our lives. We can trust Him and that brings so much peace.
So if the storm you’re walkin’ through
Feels like it’s too much and you
Wondеr if He even cares at all
Well, hold on tight to what you know
He promised He won’t let you go
Your song of healing’s written in His scars
Sometimes life’s storms can feel very heavy and hard to go through. But one of the greatest treasures and gifts we hold as believers, is knowing that God is with us and he cares so much. All of His promises stand true and we can find true rest in Him. Jesus paid so much when he went to the cross for us and I think we can lose sight of how monumental that really was. All of our healing is in His scars from that day and holds so much love and hope for our lives and eternity. God really is a gift and we should be so grateful to have access to a loving relationship with our creator because of Jesus.
If it reads like addiction, if it reads like disease
He’s the One who frees the prisoner, He’s the healer of all things
If it reads like depression, if it reads broken home
He’s the One who holds your sorrow, He won’t leave you here alone
With addiction or physical illness or coming from a broken family, it can feel like we are stuck and it can define us. But there is so much freedom and healing in our savior. He can bring healing to all things. I know personally, this gives me so much joy and hope. He cares and wants to restore things in our lives.
I hope you know that God is right with you day to day and never leaves your side. If you are going through a season that is challenging, I understand and have so much empathy for you, because we all have been there, multiple times. I hope this song can be a source of comfort and hope. And I know what helps me is looking back at my life and truly being able to see what God did and trace His hand on my specific circumstance. When we look back for those reasons, we know that God was faithful then and He is faithful now too. Trust His character and rely on Him and you will feel peace even in the unknown and challenging. God is in your story ❤
Verses that relate to song:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
“ The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” – Psalm 37:23 (NLV)
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3 (NIV)
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)
Hope you enjoy this song and find some hope and comfort in who God really is this week!
All for Jesus,
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