“The Broken Beautiful” {Weekend Worship}

It’s been a hard week, doing difficult things, making tough decisions. I see brokenness and I wonder how God can put things back together again.

But this song reminds me of the truth that, yes, even though we all are broken, God’s love “can take broken things and make them beautiful.” I’m resting on that hope.

[click here if you can’t see the video, “The Broken Beautiful]

“The Broken Beautiful”
Ellie Holcomb

I know that I don’t bring a lot to the table
Just little pieces of a broken heart
There’s days I wonder if You’ll still be faithful
Hold me together when I fall apart
Would You remind me now of who You are

Your love will never change
And there’s healing in Your name
And that You can take broken things
And make them beautiful
You took my shame
And You walked out of the grave
So Your love can take broken things
And make them beautiful

I’m better off when I begin to remember
How You have met me in my deepest pain
So give me glimpses now of how You have covered
All of my heartache oh with all Your grace
Remind me now that You can make a way


You say that You’ll turn my weeping into dancing
Remove my sadness and cover me with joy
You say your scars are the evidence of healing
That You can make the broken beautiful

You make us beautiful oh oh
You make us beautiful

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10 thoughts on ““The Broken Beautiful” {Weekend Worship}

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    I’m sorry it’s been a hard time for you, Lisa. My prayers are with you.

    And such a lovely song!

    But…not for me. I am not broken. The events and individuals that will continue their efforts to test me will find themselves broken, instead.

    The physical descent into a place where tomorrow will only be worse – and I can’t yet see bottom – leaves a simple choice, to fold or fight. Sure, I’m getting knocked down more now, and it takes longer to get up. But I still get up.

    And the ’emotional’ side…people can only hurt me if I let them, if I value their actions or words so highly that I essentially wound myself because of them.

    Some may think I’m close to being done, so it’s kind of OK to say or do…well, whatever. Wrong, people, and beware of angering someone with little to lose.

    Broken? No way. I will rise from this, though I may die, stronger than ever.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thanks for your prayers, Andrew. That means a lot to me because I know you have much going on in your own life right now with battling disease. Your attitude encourages me to keep pressing in and not accept how I “feel” as defeat, but to keep getting back up.

      This is so beautiful and so true:
      “Broken? No way. I will rise from this, though I may die, stronger than ever.”

      May God continue to bless you for being such a blessing to others. You continue to teach us, brother.

  2. Beth

    I’m sorry to hear that it’s been a hard week, but I am resonating with the discouragement that comes with life’s brokenness, Lisa. I have pockets of brokenness in my life right now and I so want to have the heart that Paul had to let Christ work through those many weaknesses. I will lift you up in that same way, my friend! Thanks also for the beautiful video. I love that song and it was a nice break from my blog hopping to watch it!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thank you, Beth; I appreciate friends who lift me up. I will do the same for you. I know God is faithful and redeems all our brokenness. I was blessed to be back with my church family this morning after being out of town for several weeks. I was very encouraged there as we sang how God’s love is a constant and is the one thing that never changes. So true.

  3. Ceil

    Hi Lisa! What a great song! I was bopping back and forth in my chair listening to the words and loving the voice too.
    I hope your week ended on a little bit better note? And that this day has truly been one of rest. The Lord wants to make you whole again, to take you in his arms and comfort you. You can take that to the bank.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yes, Ceil, actually the day has brought physical resolution to an issue we’ve been dealing with, praise God. Now we can rest on God for emotional healing of the fresh battle scars for all involved. Thank you for encouragement!

  4. Beverley

    There certainly is something beautiful in accepting our brokenness before Him, because it is only in doing so that He can help us mend.

    One day at a time, Lisa, one day at a time x

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thank you, Beverley. One day at a time–I need that reminder often. Acceptance is definitely in order in this situation for all involved; praying it comes sooner rather than later. But I need to accept God’s timing even on that too….

  5. Caleb Suko

    Thanks for the song Lisa. We’re certainly been feeling the broken aspect here in Ukraine! It can really be hard sometimes to see that God could bring good out of it. So much pain here, so much dissappointment, anger and hate! These are things that I don’t have the power to change and they force me to turn to Jesus!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      My heart and prayers continue to go out to you and those in Ukraine, Caleb. My imagination isn’t big enough to know how it feels to be there. So much brokenness being revealed in so many ways. Yes, it definitely reveals to us that we desperately need Jesus everywhere, all the time…

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