Wednesday, October 2, 2013


It’s the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those that don’t deserve

It’s the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
It takes everything you have just to say the word…

-Matthew West
I sat in the parking lot not wanting to walk into the building.  I thought I had gotten over what had happened to me just 3 months earlier by a couple of people, but in reality I had just pushed it away instead of dealing with it.
"Do you want me to come out and walk back inside with you?" one of my friends texted me.  I just sat with my phone in my hand, deciding what to text back.  What I really wanted to do was drive back home.  Then, "Forgiveness" came on the radio.  I closed my eyes and listened to the whole song, said a prayer, texted back, "No, I'm on my way" and walked into the building.
I have been a fan of Matthew West's for a while, and I knew most of his song's had stories behind them.  So when I got home that day, I looked up the story on YouTube.
Here it is: 
So after listening to that, how could I not start on my own journey of forgiveness?  Especially as I am not blameles myself and God forgives me.  It's not going to be easy, but I'm working on it.
It’ll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what it’s power can do
So, let it go and be amazed
By what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible
-Matthew West