Tenth Avenue North’s song ‘The Struggle’ from their new album (also titled The Struggle), is a great reminder that it’s okay to be broken and to struggle, because if we didn’t we wouldn’t have a reason for grace.
We are free to struggle
We’re not struggling to be free
Your blood bought and makes us children
Children drop your chains and sing
Despite our imperfection God continues to view us as his children. He went to such great and painful lengths to make us that way. He sought us out in spite of our rebellion, and it was all for love. He’s given us a chance for new life with him, even though we continue to break his heart. It’s mind blowing!
Hallelujah, death is overcome
And we are breathing
Hallelujah, our stone hearts become
Flesh that’s beating
Hallelujah, chains have been undone
And we are singing
Hallelujah, the fire has begun
Can you feel it?
No matter what we do or say he’ll still love us desperately. It’s crazy! But that’s our God. He doesn’t need us but he wants us.
Sure we’ll mess up, but the point is he’s going to be there waiting with a bucket full of grace ready to embrace us.
We are free to struggle, but we’re not struggling to be free.
That’s something I never want to forget.
-Elizabeth L. W.