Breaking the Silence...

7 months. It has been SEVEN LONG months since i've written a blog post. I'm not quite sure what has prompted my silence. I think my heart needed healing, I think I just needed TIME. I'm not sure if any of you can relate or not but life, especially ministry life can be daunting, it can be weathering and exhausting and my soul needed repaired. Alot of things can change in 7 months and for the bryant house we have one of the BIGGEST changes getting ready to show up in early September of 2016. We get to welcome our sweet little girl Piper Quinn Bryant into the world. 

The news of Piper was shocking to me...I didn't think that part of life was going to be apart of "our Story". But God is gracious, God is merciful and God has a plan. For that I am SO overjoyed and thankful, thankful, that I get to experience this miracle of life. But with miracles and Life come tragedy. This year within three months 3 people who I cared deeply for, or who have made an impact on my life passed away unexpectedly...or ministry came trials, or balancing marriage got more difficult, or business got more discouraging, or financial burdens kept creeping in...Basically "when it rains it pours" kinda thing...

Ministry is hard, preparing for a new life is hard, business is hard, expectations get let down, people hurt you, you hurt people, you fail and sin...and sin again because thats who we are as humans...

 

Life...Life is not easy and as I'm writing this, the song that I am listening to and the song that this post is about is "come as you are" by Crowder it is the anthem to this post, I think its what kinda urged me to write again. The words have been healing my heart and no matter where you are in this Life, no matter how messy and complicated life gets or how far you have gone I encourage you to trust the words of this song and just to go to Christ..... AS. YOU. ARE... broken, hurt, lost, confused, lonely...just let Jesus cover you. And PLEASE do not let satan take your voice, don't let life beat you down that you feel like you have nothing left to say, that you aren't worthy of sharing...So break the silence... Like the song says there is no earthly sorrow that heaven can't heal... 

 

"Come As You Are"
 

Come out of sadness
From wherever you've been
Come broken hearted
Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy
Oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are

There's hope for the hopeless
And all those who've strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There's rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't cure

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms
Come as you are
There's joy for the morning
Oh sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Come as you are

Blessings and here's to breaking the silence...TOGETHER,

Amber | Images By Amber