In church last Saturday night, Easton lead the song “Sweetly Broken” by Jeremy Riddle. The words really spoke deeply to my heart, and got me to think about what it means to truly have a broken heart, but more importantly what it means to be completely surrendered to Gods sovereignty. He is faithful to do just what He says He will do... what He came here to do. In our culture, our pain is most always someone else’s fault. Someone else inflicted pain on our hearts. But if you think about it, we were born into a sin filled world… a world full of pain and heartache. It wasn’t in Gods plan to have a world that hated everything that was good, including Him. He created a world full of life, happiness... prosperity.
People often ask me how a God that is suppose to be loving could take something so precious from me. How I can believe in a God that would inflict so much pain on my families lives. My first and only response is “If you change your perspective, and look at it differently you will realize that we are owed nothing, therefore my God saved me from my ultimate demise…. and healed my broken heart.” What I mean by that is this simple fact. We are owed nothing. Yet Christ in his sovereignty came here to die and rid us of our ultimate demise- an eternity spent with out Him. Without that simple act of love, my broken heart would never heal.
The first line of the song “sweetly broken” by Jeremy Riddle reminded me of what my broken heart meant, and how it wasn’t about me. It is about my eternal purpose to praise Him, even through my pain.
To the cross I look, to the cross I cling
Of its suffering I do drink
Of its work I do sing
God is a loving God, but remember.. He is also sovereign, you can trust Him to finish the work that He began in you!