You are More

22 Nov

You are More by Tenth Avenue North

There’s a girl in the corner
With tear stains on her eyes
From the places she’s wandered
And the shame she can’t hide

She says, “How did I get here?
I’m not who I once was.
And I’m crippled by the fear
That I’ve fallen too far to love”

But don’t you know who you are,
What’s been done for you?
Yeah don’t you know who you are?

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

Well she tries to believe it
That she’s been given new life
But she can’t shake the feeling
That it’s not true tonight

She knows all the answers
And she’s rehearsed all the lines
And so she’ll try to do better
But then she’s too weak to try

But don’t you know who you are?

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,

You’ve been remade.

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

‘Cause this is not about what you’ve done,
But what’s been done for you.
This is not about where you’ve been,
But where your brokenness brings you to

This is not about what you feel,
But what He felt to forgive you,
And what He felt to make you loved.

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

You’ve been remade
You’ve been remade.
You’ve been remade.
You’ve been remade.

 

I have lived this song…

The beauty of this song is how its lyrics have put into words what so many have experienced.  I have struggled with the choices that I made and the problems that they created. I have been haunted by those choices really. I thank God that he has brought me to a place where that past no longer has a hold on me. He remade me and I am so grateful! Thank God for His grace and love for us. He offers us new beginnings where the mistakes of our pasts can be washed away, where “we are more than the sum of our past mistakes”, and we can be made clean through His love and the sacrifice that his son, Jesus Christ, gave for us.

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One Response to “You are More”

  1. Love for Beauty and Truth November 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    Our Lord, Shepherd and redeemer! Praise His name for evermore! Thank you and yes thank God for His continuing love and mercy! 🙂

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