So I’m sitting in a radio station manning two networks on nearly 700 stations and I’m tearing up while playing the counter drums and praying all at the same time.  It’s “my song” (for this season at least).  Forgiveness.  It’s a huge struggle for me.  I would say so based on the last 6 months, but as I’ve discovered recently it goes way back farther than just recently.  But the hard part for me is that I don’t even know what my judgments are.  I don’t know why I have to forgive people.  I don’t know why I harbor what I do – or even what I do hold against them.  But I know I do.  So this song has been playing for about a week and I haven’t had a chance to really listen to it.  And when I did I had this dual thought: “I wish I hadn’t heard it & yet I’m glad I did.”  I hate those convicting moments when you know you have to deal with stuff.  And yet there’s a thought that you are excited that you will have pressed through another challenge and hopefully become more of who God wants you to be.

Take a listen & read what this song is about.

Tenth Avenue North
Album “The Struggle” to be released 8.21.12

The lyrics are as followed:
I can’t believe what she said…
I can’t believe what he did
Don’t they know it’s wrong?
Don’t they know it’s wrong?
Maybe there’s something I missed?
But how could they treat me like this?
It’s wearing out my heart
The way they disregard

This is love
This is hate
We all have a choice to make

Oh, Father won’t You forgive them
They don’t know what they’ve been doing
Oh Father, give me grace to forgive them
Cause I feel like the one losing

It’s only the dead that can live
But still I wrestle with this
To lose the pain that’s mine
Seventy times seven times
Lord it doesn’t feel right
For me to turn a blind eye
But I guess it’s not that much
When I think of what You’ve done.

This is love
This is hate…
We gotta a choice to make

Oh Father won’t You forgive them
They don’t know what they’ve been doin’ (oh no)
Oh Father, give me grace to forgive them
Cause I feel like the one losing

Why do we think that our hate’s going change their heart
We’re up in arms over wars that don’t need to be fought
But pride won’t let us lay our weapons on the ground
We build our bridges up but but just to burn them down
We think our pain is own apologies and then it’ll stop
But truth be told it doesn’t matter if they’re sorry or not
Freedom comes when we surrender to the sound…
Of mercy and Your grace
Father, send Your angels down

Oh Father wont you forgive them
They don’t know what they’ve been doing
Oh Father, give me grace to forgive them
Cause I feel like the one losing
I feel like I’ve been losing

Oh Father give me grace to forgive them…
Cause I feel like the one losing

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