Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Redeemed




Several months ago, the song by Big Daddy Weave was released on the radio.
The powerful lyrics resonated within my soul.

All my life I have been called unworthy

I got called "fat" every day of 3rd grade, which in turn has affected my whole life.
A woman told me I wasn't good enough to play with her daughter in middle school, who happened to be my best friend.
I got cut from my 8th grade basketball team.
I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 20 years old.
I was unemployed for awhile.


Named by the voice of my shame and regret
I believed what those boys told me.
I resented that woman.
I was hurt.
I wondered what was wrong with me.
I wasn't good enough for them.

But when I hear You whisper, "Child, lift up your head"
"I am fearfully and wonderfully made." {Psalm 139:14}
"Forgive for I have forgiven you." {Colossians 3:13}
"Let me take care of your hurt." {1 Peter 5:7}
"I know the desires of your heart." {Psalm 38:9}
"I have a plan for your future."  {Jeremiah 29:11}

I remember oh God, You're not done with me yet.
I have taken back my self esteem.
Forgiveness is liberating.
It was just a bump in the road.
I married that boy and was saved from a lot of heartache.
I am good enough...He was preparing me for the perfect job. 

I am redeemed.
Lord, You've set me free!
Free from these lies that the Enemy so wants me to believe.
Free from the tangle of heartache, hurt, and unforgiveness.

So I'll shake off these heavy chains.
The chains making me a slave to sin.

Wipe away every stain.
All those lies that I've been told and have left a print in my heart.

Now I'm not who I used to be.
Because I'm redeemed.
The Lord has taken those things from me.
He has made me a new person.


8 comments:

  1. This song is on my fave list. :)

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    1. Mine too! :) I can't stop thinking about it.

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  2. I love this ! One of my favorites:)

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  3. Love this Beth...and love your beautiful life that you share with all of us. I am going to link you to my website. The more who read your heart, the more who will be blessed!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! You are truly a blessing. :)

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  4. Wow what beautiful words! Thanks for sharing your heart! You are beautiful inside & out.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kaysi! I appreciate it! :)

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