Music Monday: Worn

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WornTenth Avenue North

(Listen on Spotify or Youtube)

I’m tired, I’m worn
My heart is heavy
From the work it takes
To keep on breathing
I’ve made mistakes
I’ve let my hope fail
My soul feels crushed
By the weight of this world

And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

I know I need to lift my eyes up
But I’m too weak
Life just won’t let up
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

My prayers are wearing thin
Yeah, I’m worn
Even before the day begins
Yeah, I’m worn
I’ve lost my will to fight
I’m worn
So, heaven come and flood my eyes

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Yes, all that’s dead inside will be reborn

Though I’m worn
Yeah, I’m worn

 

Today I just feel worn. Just plain tired. I feel like life is using me, and I have nothing left to give to it. I feel like I need a week to sleep and do nothing unless I want to.

But in all my pessimism, I’m convinced that even then, I’ll be stuck in this worn feeling forever. That no matter how long I take a break, I’ll still wake up too tired to breathe. I’ll still dislike my mom jobs. I’ll still not want to face the housework. I’ll still feel hopelessly behind. I’ll still just want to sit in a corner with my hands over my ears.

Sometimes it’s just the little dailies of life that wear us to the bone… the sleepless nights, the sick kids, the never ending laundry, the projects with unreachable deadlines, the infinitive handling of food, the bills, the goals that get put on the back burner…

Other times it’s the big things that beat us down to nothing… the death of little ones too young to die, the betrayal of a spouse, the hatred of a coworker, the silence of our children, the unmet desires of our hearts…

Whatever it is that has you feeling worn, that leaves you striving to just breathe… know this:

He cares.

He wants to show us that redemption wins, the struggle ends… that He can mend a heart that frail and torn.

He can make a song rise from the ashes of a broken life.

And everything that’s dead (relationships, energy, faith) can be reborn.

Even when we’re worn.

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In the conservative circle in which I grew up, contemporary Christian music was not allowed. After marrying, I began to listen to a CCM radio station. Much of my spiritual growth since then can be attributed to the many CCM artists and the songs they write. There is truth in those words and power in their music.

If music means as much to you as it does to me, you might want to check out Spotify. This music program allows you to search for particular songs and save them to playlists, allowing you to listen to your music whenever you wish. Best yet, it’s free. (It will require you to download their music program to your computer, but I promise it will not download any junk.) You can find all the songs highlighted in Music Mondays at the Recovered Identity Spotify playlist.

 

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