Thursday, November 7, 2013

Worn

by:  Tenth Avenue North

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
Cause all that’s dead inside will be reborn

Though I’m worn
Yeah I’m worn


Every Thursday here at Northland we have Student Body Chapel.  It's a day when the faculty has a staff meeting in place of their chapel, so we have our own chapel run by the student council.  This morning I didn't really want to go.  I was toying with the idea of using a chapel cut and staying in my room to work on homework.

I'm so glad I went...

At the beginning of chapel they played this video that I posted above.  Then the student body president got up and talked about how the student council wanted to do a chapel that's just focused on finding our contentment in Christ...because he said that he and the council noticed that the students seemed to just be worn down and tired.  Boy was he right...after this went spent the rest of chapel singing through a bunch of really encouraging songs, with scripture readings read every few songs.

I guess you could say I didn't realize how tired and discouraged I was until chapel.  I've been feel super tired and overwhelmed with all my homework lately, but instead of running of Christ, I turned inward and started seeking to find pleasure in things outside of Him.  God used this chapel to remind me that only in Christ will I find the strength I need to face what lies ahead.

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”
As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight.
The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names on my lips.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. 
(Psalm 16, ESV)

1 comment:

Josie said...

Oh my goodness, I never get tired of this song. Love it. Psalm 16... one of my favorites.