This song was birthed after many prayers for two dear friends of mine who were deeply grieving the loss of loved ones. In those types of situations, we usually don’t know what to say or we are afraid of saying the wrong thing and being a burden; I found myself stuck between those two situations. I desperately wanted to reach out after the horrible tragedy had struck, but I knew I could not even begin to provide the comfort that was needed. But I did not want to hold back. So often in these situations we want to avoid getting awkward and uncomfortable and real…then God lead me to Psalm 22, “God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” I realized God has given us a permission slip through the Psalms to go to Him with our doubts and questions and deep grievances, because He is not intimidated nor surprised by our circumstances. There is no question that we can take to Him that is too insulting or too complicated that would cause Him to back up and say, “Sorry, that’s not in my territory.” Emotions and humanity are right up God’s alley; He created us, He became one of us. He knows what it feels like to grieve, John 11:13, “Jesus WEPT.” Jesus WEPT. Let that sink in. God, Himself, wept the loss of His friend. We are allowed to hurt and to weep. So God wrote these lyrics and inspired them from these scriptures. He has used it in ways I can’t begin to fathom, the most surprising way He has used it is in my own life and grievances. I have not recently lost someone to a death, but there has been friendships, relationships, dreams, plans, jobs, that I have had to make a funeral for. Grief isn’t subject to one specific category, grief is the death of anything. This phrase, “heal my heart”, is a prayer that we can cry out to Him in the midst of a break up, a big move, a leap of faith, a job or life transition, the letting go of anything you once held dear…that is where I find myself currently. I am on the brink of letting go of parts of my past, parts of me I’m afraid to let go of, people I’m afraid to let go of, dreams I’m afraid to let go of…and friends, the hurt is real. But one of my favorite quotes that has recently become my life motto is, “The only way out is through”. You can’t go around the hurt, under the hurt, over the hurt, the only way out of the hurt is through it. God created us to walk through hurt yes, life can be hurtful, but He also created us to heal. He is our Redeemer, He makes us new. That is my prayer for you and for this song. That no matter what your hurt is, that God would use His love and power to bring you healing. There is a light at the end of this tunnel.