I recently wrote a blog about purpose and happened upon this song by Ashes Remain a few days later. It’s been stuck in my head ever since.
Music is such a powerful source of encouragement. This song beautifully captures the truth that each day is a gift we were never guaranteed.
I try to start each day by thanking God for another day I’ve been given, but it’s easy to forget and to lose that thankful mindset. Doing this simple thing (or not doing it) changes the focus and course of my day.
I am going to work at being more intentional in this and hope that this song encourages you as much as it did me!
You’re not forgotten, you’re not alone
You think you’re worthless, but you’re worth it
And He calls you His own
Made in His image, you were made for more
You think there is no plan, that it’s all by chance
But don’t believe that anymore:
Every time you wake up breathing
Every night when you close your eyes
Every day that your heart keeps beating
There’s purpose for your life
So don;t give up
Don’t lay down
Just hold on
Don’t quit now
Every breath you take has meaning
You are here for a reason
If you spend your days just getting by
When you feel useless, He can use you
And show you what it means to be alive
Every day is a gift from above
Don’t throw it away
When it feels like too much
He’ll be there…