ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS: MENDED BY MATHEW WEST

How many times can one heart break,

It was never sposed to be this way.

Look in the mirror

But you find someone

You never thought you’d be.

Oh but I can still recognize

The one I love in you tear stained eyes.

I know you might not see it now,

So lift your eyes to me.

When you see broken beyond repair,

I see healing beyond belief.

When you see to far gone,

I see one step away from home.

When you see nothing but damaged goods,

I see something good in the making.

I’m not finished yet,

When you see wounded I see mended.

You see your worst mistake

But I see the price I paid.

There’s nothing you could ever do

To lose what grace has won.

So hold on,

It’s not the end.

No this is where love’s work begins.

I’m making all things new,

And I will make a miracle of you.

When you see broken beyond repair,

I see healing beyond belief.

When you see to far gone,

I see one step away from home.

You see nothing but damaged goods,

I see something good in the making.

I’m not finished yet,

Ooo, when you see wounded,

I see mended.

I see my child,

My beloved,

The new creation you’re becoming,

You see the scars from when you fell,

But I see the stories they will tell.

You see worthless,

But I see priceless.

You see pain,

But I see a purpose.

You see unworthy, undeserving,

But I see you through eyes of mercy.

When you see broken beyond repair,

I see healing beyond belief.

You’re not to far gone,

You’re one step away from home.

You see nothing but damaged goods,

I see something good in the making.

I’m not finished yet,

Ooo, when you see wounded, I see mended.

Oo, I see mended.

Woo, oo, I see mended.

I’m not finished yet,

When you see wounded, I see mended.

ONE OF  MY FAVORITE SONGS: BEAUTY FROM PAIN

The lights go out all around me

One last candle

to keep out the night

and then the darkness surrounds me

I know I’m alive

but I feel like I’ve died

and all that’s left

is to accept that it’s over

my dreams ran like sand

through the fist that I’ve made

I try to keep warm

But I just grow colder

I feel like I’m slipping away

After all this has past

I still will remain

After I’ve cried my last

There’ll be beauty from pain

though it won’t be today

Someday I’ll hope again

And there’ll be beauty from pain

You will bring beauty from my pain

My whole world is the pain inside me

the best I can do is just get through the day

one life before is only a memory

I wonder why God lets me walk through this place

And though I can’t understand why this happened

I know that I will when I look back someday

And see how you’ve brought

Beauty from ashes

and made me as gold purified through these flames

After all this has past

I still will remain

after I’ve cried my last

There’ll be beauty from pain

Though it won’t be today

Someday I’ll hope again

And there’ll be beauty from pain

Here I am

at the end of me

trying to hold

to what I can’t see

I forgot how to hope

This night’s been so long

I cling to your promise

There will be a dawn

After all this has past

I still will remain

after I’ve cried my last

There’ll be beauty from pain

Though it won’t be today

Someday I’ll hope again

and there’ll be beauty from pain

You will bring beauty from my pain.

Beauty From Pain by Superchick

a song for all survivors of abuse and others to

Here’s a song that made me think of all survivors, and people with mental illness (eating disorders, dissociative disorders and PTSD)

She holds her dear life to the end of the sleeves in her hands

Covering up lies that she wrote with a razor sharp pen

But the steel of the blade

Is no match for the pain

Of the loneliness she’s going through

But we’ve all been there to.

Praise God we don’t have to hide scars

They just strengthen our wounds

And they soften our hearts

They remind us of where we have been

But not who we are

Praise God

Praise God

We don’t have to hide scars.

This song made me think of all survivors. 😊

Ray