“i’ve been here before
now here i am again
standing at the door
praying You’ll let me back in
to label me a prodigal would be
only scratching the surface
of who i’ve been known to be

turn me around, pick me up
undo what i’ve become
bring me back to the place
of forgiveness and grace
i need You, need Your help
i can’t do this myself
You’re the only one who can undo
what i’ve become

i focused on the score
but i could never win
trying to ignore a life of hiding my sin
to label me a hypocrite would be
only scratching the surface
of who i’ve been known to be

make every step lead me back
to the sovereign way that You…

turn me around, pick me up
undo what i’ve become
bring me back to the place
of forgiveness and grace
i need You, need Your help
i can’t do this myself
You’re the only One who can undo
what i’ve become”

“undo”.. by rush of fools

I heard this song on the radio the other day, and I started thinking about what it said as I listened to what they were singing… Don’t we all have stuff like this in our lives? Don’t we all have days like this? Something that we’ve done or thought and just kind of let it slip by, thinking that.. oh, it’s not so bad. Or something that we think God could never work out for good, so we’d better just run from Him.

We start to run and pretty soon, we’ve run so far and for so long that we forget what started us running in the first place. We don’t even know exactly how to get back. But.. to get back, all we have to do is let go. Just let God have our lives and trust Him to make us new.. trust Him to undo what we’ve become. Because we cannot do it on our own. He’s the only One who can who can show us the grace we need.

There isn’t any one particular thing in my life that came to my mind in thinking about this song, but rather just the idea as a whole. How easy it is to let things escalate and get out of hand until we are suddenly in over our heads and don’t know what to do to fix things. “Let every step lead me back to the sovereign way that You turn me around, pick me up.. to the way that You bring me back to the place of forgiveness and grace..” We have to become broken and let go of it all, letting God use us in our weakness, in our brokenness, for His glory. We cannot fix our problems on our own, and in order for us to let God come and forgive us and give us His beautiful grace, we have to acknowledge and act upon that acknowledgement that we are really nothing without Him. If we don’t become broken and let go like this.. then we’re still full of our stupid, selfish pride, and we don’t really want Him to make us new. It has to be our decision to let go and come back to Him.. He won’t make us do it, but as soon as we turn toward Him and choose to let Him mold us, He is always there, welcoming us into His arms. ~ the story of the prodigal and his father..

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