Friday, June 18, 2010

Miseries and Melodies

Do you feel sometimes that you just don’t have anything of worth to offer to God? I know sometimes I do. It’s easy to feel like all we have to show for ourselves is messes and mistakes and God doesn’t want my messes. This “feeling” is a lie from the enemy and when I feel this way I am comforted by Psalms 51:17.

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou will not despise.”

It’s true that sometimes all we have to offer God are messes and mistakes, but that’s ok. He sees our brokenness as a sacrifice to Him when we offer it, He does not despise us when we are broken. When we have nothing else to give him but our brokenness and our mistakes, that’s what we must lift up and offer to Him. He will receive it because that brokenness is evidence of reliance upon Him instead of upon ourselves. When we lift up our hands holding our failures up to Him, He can take them leaving our hands open to receive His love and mercy.

There is a song by Amy Grant that is popular right now entitled “Better Than A Hallelujah” and I appreciate the lyrics so much because they are a true reflection of what is mentioned in Psalms 51:17. Here are a few words of the song:
We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful, the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a hallelujah

I believe that it is more pleasing to Him to hear us pour out our miseries to Him than to hear a simple hallelujah. Our pouring out gives Him something to work with, a starting place for something new in our spirits, and after all, if He can create this vast universe from nothing at all, imagine what He can create with a heap of failure and a load of brokenness.

Father, I come to you on behalf of those reading these words and ask for You to minister to the ones who feel they have nothing to offer to You that is worth Your receipt. Father, I pray that they can see You as tender and loving. Just as a mommy or a daddy loves the messy scribble “works of art” handed to them by their young child and hangs them on the fridge with pride, You love our messy offerings of brokenness and you can see the beauty in each offering. I pray, Holy Spirit, that You would bring to remembrance this verse when they are experiencing a day of brokenness and encourage them that when brokenness is all they have to offer, Abba Father delights in the opportunity to do a mighty work within each one of them.

Amy Dotson, RPDOTK (Royal Princess Daughter Of The King)
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