The Real Me…

As I heard this song, I thought about the number of suicides and attempted suicides occurring amongst the increasing number of people wounded and broken from traumatic events in their lives… and then I thought…

THAT COULD HAVE BEEN ME!

“The real me…

hiding in my skin… broken from within…”

Just how many of us have been so broken that we thought no one would care… if we weren’t even there.  These words, “self-inflicted” in this song, made me think of this wrong.
Yes, that could have been me.  Wounded. Broken. Broke… but God stepped in and gave me Hope. He kept me going when I could not see… in the darkness surrounding me… And though I could not see… He never left me.  He saw “the real me hiding in my skin, broken from within.”
And He sees all of our wounds. He feels our pain. He sees our shame… and His Word is True. Grab hold of Him and let Him lead you out of darkness… Only He can “turn the tattered fabric of our lives into perfect tapestries.”

Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted     and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 34:18, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted     and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 51:17, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”

Issiah 57:15, ” For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2014.

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The Real Me by Natalie Grant:

Foolish heart looks like we’re here again
Same old game of plastic smile don’t let anybody in
Hiding my heartache, will this glass house break
How much will they take before I’m empty
Do I let it show, does anybody know?

But you see the real me hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely I’m loosening my grasp
There’s no need to mask my frailty
‘Cause You see the real me

Painted on, life is behind a mask
Self-inflicted circus clown I’m tired of the song and dance
Living a charade, always on parade
What a mess I’ve made of my existence
But You love me even now and still I see somehow

But You see the real me hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely I’m loosening my grasp
There’s no need to mask my frailty
‘Cause You see the real me

Wonderful, beautiful is what You see
When You look at me
You’re turning the tattered fabric of my life into
A perfect tapestry I just wanna be me

But You see the real me hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely I’m loosening my grasp
There’s no need to mask my frailty
‘Cause You see the real me and You love me just as I am
Wonderful, beautiful is what You see when You look at me

21 thoughts on “The Real Me…

    • Amen!! You are so right… just a step away…But for His Grace and Mercy. He has saved many of us from destruction. He steps in at just the right time… God bless you, my friend.

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  2. Looking back on my life, I see how many times God intervened. I just wasn’t ready for him. I grew up believing in Him, but lose hope after years of abuse starting at 6, then I starting cutting at 12, started my addiction to cocaine at 21, then heroin at 27. I trafficked heroin and went to jail, where I took advantage of every chance I had to get out of the Pod, including seeing the Gideons. About a month into my sentencing, I read the prayer, nothing happened, until a few weeks later, it was like a light switch and my life has never been the same. I am redeemed, I am reborn. I am loved and forgiven.
    He also put it in my heart that I was to be a counselor to help others while I was locked up. I have almost completed my second year of school. (within three weeks of getting out I was enrolled in school)
    I’m still a newborn baby Christian, but I know that there is no way that I would be here without him. Too may times I was beaten, raped, in horrible car accidents, robbed, had knives or guns held up to me, and I’m here. I’m here, and I’m loving the journey to learn just why.
    🙂 ❤

    • AMEN!! Wow, such an awesome testimony you have. God is so good. He uses us in our brokenness to help others to see His Light that shines through us. Yes, I understand how you feel. It is like a “Light switch” that goes on and never goes off. When our eyes are opened to His Presence in our lives, there is no going back. God has a calling on your life. He has saved you through all of these traumas in your life to use you in a mighty way. Hang onto Him… He has a plan that you cannot even imagine right now. Feel free to email me if you want. I will be praying for you. God bless you, my friend!!

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