Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Thank God for the Broken Roads

RASCAL FLATTS LYRICS

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

[Chorus:]Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

[Chorus:]Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
Now I'm just rollin' home into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.

I can't get this song out of my head today. I sat out on my patio listening to the sweet song of the birds that are returning. I saw the first gorgeous yellow and black butterfly of the season flitting among the buttercups. The sky overhead was bright and welcoming. My answer is coming. I feel it in the breeze. And whatever brokenness that I had to endure, God blessed this broken road that led me straight to Him.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Cindy,
Wow -this has to be the song that played today on my way home from work-I had it on a Christian station, which I normally don't listen to. This is so neat! I started humming/singing it off and on tonite and then I saw your reply to my post, which led me here...
cool!

Now I'm humming it again-it's nice to have the words because I couldn't figure them all out...so thanks! If I had dogs, they'd be howling...at my singing. :)

God is good and can be trusted!

Take care And Keep in Touch!
-Lisa
ps-did you get Dave's email on his contest?? I'm definitely in!

March St. Ives said...

You've reminded me, and I'm grateful for the reminder, that we are supposed to depend on God for our "daily bread" and be thankful that he's seen us through yet another day. We aren't supposed to look too far ahead... sometimes all we can do is ask for the strength to get us through the next hour. You post struck a chord with me this morning. Thank you. All I know is that when I look back I realize that God has always looked about my best interests -- even if I didn't think so at the time.

Rachel said...

That's beautiful... and very true.
Thank you for your kind words, and for your prayers. I know how important prayer must be to the family right now. God bless you.

movin'mom said...

Okay then...I will be singing this all day long. I love anything that has been kissed by God and by this I mean the serendipity moments in life, Fate, signs that lead us to places we never thought to go. Thats what this song makes me think of.

shannon said...

Hello Cindy!

Great post--I share your thoughts about that song. Every time I hear it, I think about the broken road that leads someone to God.

Came by to say thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog last night. God bless you--and your writing!