BROKEN: BEHIND THE SONG
BROKEN: We’ve all been there. It’s the point in the journey when there’s too much evidence to lose faith yet not enough courage to go on. Broken was birthed out of one of the toughest times in my life. Watching my mom deteriorate from cancer and a grandfather who went to his eternal rest a little over a month later. Relationships transitioning all around me and a future filled with so much uncertainty. It’s as if the drama just never stops. If you grew up the way I did, asking, “Why God?” is totally out of the question. I couldn’t find myself going there (and that’s stinkin' thinkin'). I did what I felt was the most comfortable thing to do, and that was to be honest. Respectfully laying it all out to God with a heart filled with reverence. It was so freeing and somewhat therapeutic. Wow! I can be honest with God and remove all the presumptions of what that’s supposed to look like. "A mortal man in the presence of Forever?” It's mind blowing when you think about. Forever, as far back as we can think and as far ahead as we can conceive and when we pray He’s sitting right there in our presence all at the same time. THAT’S CRAZY! Ok, so what was I complaining about again? That’s exactly how it happened. Though a definite answer isn’t always given, the fact that I’m allowed to sit in the presence of Jesus Himself is simply amazing, peaceful and gives perspective. Still waters!
It’s easy to interpret life's challenges as God being against us. Or, that we’re defeated. That’s an outright lie. Here's the truth: There’s a big difference between broken and being defeated. He takes us, breaks down our hearts and reshapes it to something new according to His will (Jer 18:3-4). Same car, new engine. Although everything externally stays the same, we’re brand new on the inside. That’s where we're transformed and our ability to function begins again. I hope this song will resonate with you as you’re navigating though this life of so many challenges. Sometimes things just don’t make sense and it's just HARD! However, know that it’s ok to humbly submit your concerns, frustrations and fears to the ear of the one who created you. Just be real. You may not get that huge world changing revelation and resolution to your problems, but you’ll walk away renewed, encouraged to endure and NOT alone.
"change my heart to strengthen who I'm supposed to be."
For a closer look and understanding of Broken, view the lyric sheet and lyric video.
BEHIND THE SONG: BROKEN BONUS MATERIAL PDF DOWNLOAD
Download the limited edition bonus material for an in-depth look at the process and impact of Broken. Download the PDF booklet to your tablet or mobile device.
BROKEN: Official Music Video
Behind the Scenes:
Go Behind the Scenes with Director Marco Villalobos for a look at the making of the Broken music video: