|Plumb - Exhale|
It's ok to not be okThis is a safe placeThis is a safe placeDon't be afraidDon't be ashamedThere's still hopeThere's still hope
No matter what you've done or who you areEveryone is welcome in His arms
Just let go, let His love wrap around youAnd hold you closeGet lost in the surrenderBreathe it in until your heart breaksThen exhaleExhale
I had to find out who this was and get the song. I immediately searched Air1's website and found out the song and artist. The words impacted my heart greatly. I was so moved that I had to buy the track (actually, I got the whole album right there on my Smartphone from Google Play) because I knew I would want to listen again and again in the days to come.
If you've been following my blog, then you know my heart's been a little broken lately and I'm working on mending it with God's help. This song reminded me of the work I've been doing in Bible Study the last two weeks (see previous post) and with a Christian counselor over the years.
I'm a recovering perfectionist. It's been a long journey to realize that I don't have to be perfect. Yes, there's times I still strive for it. And no, it's not saying that I don't always try to do my best in all things. But I'm learning that when I do my best, it doesn't have to be perfect to be good enough for God. And in the places where I'm still broken, He's healing me and making me whole. HE is making me perfect in His eyes; His beautiful, beloved daughter.
If you feel broken in areas of your life, I invite you to listen to this song and be reminded that God will wrap you up in His grace and love. Let Him heal you. (And if you want more, check out the Proverbs 31 Ministries Bible Study: The Mended Heart on their website.)
Breathe, close your eyes, and listen. Let the words sink in. Then listen again and let them sink deeper.
Oh God, We breathe in Your grace
We breathe in Your grace
Oh God, we do not exist for us
But to share Your grace and love
If you are hurting, I pray that God would bring you to a place of healing. Whether that's through this song, through checking out the "Mended Heart" Bible Study, through a Christian counselor, godly friends, or simply by His Spirit, may you receive that healing that your heart craves from Him.