8.01.2013

Broken Hallelujah {Today's Tune Week 4}

Ever feel like your life is a bunch of broken pieces? just when things seem to be looking up another pitfall comes your way and you can't find joy in the situations?

Sometimes all we can do is go to God with a broken hallelujah in the midst of our trials. God doesn't expect us to be happy with all that life and struggles bring us. He just wants us to keep trusting in Him and know that He is there for us. He has a plan beyond ours.

Today's tune is one that I have found to be inspirational to my life. I've been through times where I have felt very alone and wondered where God was, but through those times it has brought me closer to God and allowed me to trust Him more. I can also look back at those "valleys" in my life and see how God worked- that helps me now to know He will continue to provide and help me through the struggles that await me in the future.

The song I picked for today is called Broken Hallelujah by the Afters. Some lyrics I like from the song....

.I can barely stand right now.
Everything is crashing down,
And I wonder where You are.

I try to find the words to pray.
I don't always know what to say,
But You're the one that can hear my heart.

You know the things that have brought me here.
You know the story of every tear.
‘Cause You've been here from the very start.

I've seen joy and I've seen pain.
On my knees, I call Your name.
Here's my broken hallelujah.

This song reminds me that even when things get hard and the world feels like it is crashing down on me, God is there. God hears my heart and He understands what I'm going through. It is so nice to know that when others may not understand everything I'm going through that He does. We don't have to be perfect people with no flaws...God loves us just for who we are and He accepts us even though we make mistakes and lose faith. 

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We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.
 Psalm 33:20-21

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Even when our life feels like there is nothing to rejoice in or look forward to, we can rejoice in knowing that God always will love us until the end of time. We have an eternal home awaiting us and though this world often brings pain and suffering we know it is only temporary pain worth the joy we will have when we reach heaven and see Jesus face to face!

P.S.- you may see a "new look" here on my blog, I thought it was time for a change...feel free to vote on my poll on my sidebar of what you think! Also, I may not be posting as much these next few weeks since I'll be busy with college and other preparations, just wanted to let you all know!
 

12 comments:

  1. Hey Britt, love that song! It's a great message about how God is there and he accepts you even through your trials!
    Sorry that's never commented on your last post--I meant to comment about your design but I forgot, so let me do that now--ITS BEAUTIFUL!!! As your designs always are!! :D love it!!

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    1. Hey Hannah!!! I'm glad you like that song too!!! oh, no worries- thanks for letting me know you liked the design!!! :) I thought I'd use one of my own photos in the header this time!! :) Thanks for commenting Hannah :)

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    2. Really??!!? It's your photo???? Oh I recognize it now!!! It's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! That's fantastic!! :DDD

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    3. oh, aww!! thanks so much Hannah!! :)

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  2. Beautiful post Britt! It's so encouraging to know that even when we don't know what purpose the trials in our lives have, that God does, and that he has everything in control and we just need to trust him. I LOVE your new blog. It's super-cute. I'll miss all your beautiful posts while you're gone! Hurry back!

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  3. Oh, and I love the picture of the flowers too. (I forgot to put that in the last comment)

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    1. Thanks so much Brooke!!! Hopefully I'll be able to post on here every once in a while still!!! Aww...glad you like the picture, I didn't take it- just found it on Pinterest! :) Thanks for your comments!!

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    2. Oh and btw, do you know how to center a blog title? I know you are really good at all that, so I figured I would ask you. Thanks!

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    3. Hey Brooke, sure- here's the code!! just put it in the design template under ADVANCED and then "Add Css" let me know if you have any other questions! : )

      #header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important;} #header-inner {text-align:center !important;}

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  4. Oh yay! I'll be looking forward to them! Ok, well I still like the pic! (Good job for finding it :P )

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  5. you always have the best bible studies :) i love that song btw absolutely beautiful
    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/

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    1. aww...thanks Jenna!! you are so sweet-glad you liked the song and devotional :)

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