Monday, March 10, 2008

Amazing Grace

I've been hurt - a lot. Maybe not any more than the average person, but still - it hurts each time. I was hurt as a child, I was hurt in high school, I was crushed in college, and then blasted BIG TIME as an adult. I am sure you can relate - I mean, who hasn't been hurt in this broken world??

I keep hearing this song on the radio by Brandon Heath - it's called I'm Not Who I Was. Each time I hear it, I think of different people in my life who have hurt me (or whom I have hurt) and it makes me wish I could play this for each of them today. Thank God, because of His grace and mercy, I am definitely not who I was, and even though I am not who I want to be yet (I have SO far to go!), I am so glad that I am not who I used to be. I am so thankful that He has forgiven me for all of my mistakes and rebellion and all of the times that I have broken His heart. I am also grateful for the strength He has given me to extend that grace to those who have broken my heart. He is changing me day by day and using each and every hurt to make me more like Him, and I am so thankful.

Check out the video and read the lyrics below...

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how I'm not who I was
I used to be mad at you
A little on the hurt side too
But I'm not who I was
I found my way around to forgiving you
Some time ago
But I never got to tell you so

I found us in a photograph
I saw me and I had to laugh
You know, I'm not who I was
You were there, you were right above me
And I wonder if you ever loved me
Just for who I was
When the pain came back again
Like a bitter friend
It was all that I could do
To keep myself from blaming you

I reckon it's a funny thing
I figured out I can sing
Now I'm not who I was
I write about love and such
Maybe 'cause I want it so much
I'm not who I was
I was thinking maybe I should let you know
I am not the same
But I never did forget your name

Well the thing I find most amazing in amazing grace
Is the chance to give it out
Maybe that's what love is all about

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how I'm not who I was


Mel's World said... that a great song or what? I have never heard that one before, but I think the lyrics were written FOR ME! (and you, and me, and well...I think we can ALL relate!)

Heather Orr said...

I love you, Melissa!!!!!