Beauty Emerged From Broken

I’ve been waiting all week to share a new song with you. Written by God’s very own songbird. I don’t say that because she’s my daughter. I say it because her words are inspired by God. And I think He wants to sing this song over all of us today.

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The lyrics:

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Wow.  Talk about beauty from brokenness! This girl has seen all kinds of broken since our move, but on this day, I knew she has also seen the beauty.

On the same day that I said goodbye to Boaz, I showed up for the school talent show, and this is the song she sang. It was my first time to hear it. Tears. And as I listened, I remembered some of God’s promises to my heart in the midst of the messy: I am doing a new thing. I will redeem every broken place and make it beautiful. Don’t be afraid of your pain…or afraid of letting your daughters see it. I’ve got your daughters. And I’ve got you. 

Sometimes it felt like the pain in our marriage, the collision of our childhood stories, the depression and deep sadness was spilling out all over the place. What if it spilled out all over our daughters and drowned them? What if all they would ever know of life in our home was pain and brokenness? I could worry and be overcome with fear…or I could trust God. Those felt like my only two options. So as God whispered promises to my heart in the darkness, I chose to trust that what He said was true.

One of those whispers came after my oldest overheard a particularly painful fight with my husband, followed by loud sobbing on my closet floor and almost a full day in bed to recover from it all. {This has happened more than once.} Not exactly the picture of peace, love, safety and security that I want my daughters to feel in our home. But after reminding me He has my girls, God whispered this particular word to me regarding my oldest daughter: she will write songs out of this place.

She’s seen first hand that it’s messy to come alive. But how beautiful that she’s also seeing whole hearted people pieced together from shards. {These lyrics astound me. She said they were written out of what she’s witnessed in JD and me these last few years. Beauty emerged from broken.}

God has often whispered another thing into my heart regarding my girls: they will see restoration and redemption of your marriage in front of their very eyes. This is particularly comforting on the days that still look so messy. And the days where I’m tempted to lose hope. We all have those days. But God. He is doing a new thing. Sometimes we just can’t see it. But we can choose to believe it!

Welcome to the world of faith over fear: choosing to believe what you cannot see. But God. He sees. And we can choose to trust the One who sees. He’s even called The God Who Sees. {Read Hagar’s story.} And one thing I know for sure: He sees YOU.

I know it’s hard to trust God with your pain. And even harder to trust Him with your children and what they see and experience in the midst of your pain. But God. He is redeeming it ALL! This song was all the proof I needed. May God will use it to encourage you in your own story today.

He sees you, Bravehearted Beauties! And He is making ALL things new!

With so much love and faith,

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  • Grandmama - She sings from the Heart and I am so very proud of her~~GMMReplyCancel

  • Beth - Tears in my eyes – so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry - Hi Lindsey, Hallie is beautiful and her musical talent is strong. Music is a powerful way to express emotions and send a message. Thank you for sharing! Can I just tell you, your words speak volumes to what I am feeling lately. I am so thankful for your willingness to share your vulnerability openly, as I know first hand, it is not easy. Life has brought difficult times for my own 12 yrs old daughter and family right now. Through all that life has thrown at us, I have come to realize a lot about myself. Instead of living in fear and worry, I am now learning how to trust in God instead. With that said your posts speak deeply to my heart and give me the hope and strength I seek. God is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Wishing we lived closer to sit with a glass of have tea and chat! So sorry to hear about your loss of Boaz ~ receive the hugs I send your way.ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi - So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Mullowney - Amazing song. Great lyrics! She has really grown in her gifts and still so young!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Mathis - wow, i am catching up on your blog and i could have written this about the kids overhearing things and concern about how we are scarring them…i hope they also see restoration and redemption and grace and beauty from these ashes not just sadness and hurt. thank you for being real..i will be honest, your honesty has made me uncomfortable at times but now i can fully appreciate..i love your heart LinsReplyCancel

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