Dear Younger Me: MercyMe

We a know in our heads that it’s silly to carry burdens, guilts, or traumas around in our head but we do.  Yes, we certainly do. At times I can find myself reliving a difficult time from my childhood or agonizing in guilt for things long since gone.  Such a waste of a redeemed life and yet so terribly typical.  Bart Millard bravely shares his struggle to leave the past at the cross in this precious song “Dear Younger Me”. It makes me want to whisper to every young person I know… “it’s not your fault; you were never meant to carry this beyond the cross.”  AMEN

 

Dear Younger me, where do I start?

If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far

Then you could be one step ahead

of all the painful memories still running through my head

Dear younger me, dear younger me

 

I wonder how much different things would be dear younger me

dear younger me,

I can not decide do I give some speech about how to get the most out of your life

Or do I go deep and try to change the choices that you’ll make because their the choices that made me

and even though I love this crazy life

sometimes I wish it was a smoother ride

Dear younger me, dear younger me

 

oh, oh, oh,

if I knew then what I know now condemnation would have had no power my joy would have never been my worth

If I knew then what I know now would have not been hard to figure out what I would have changed if I had heard

dear younger me it’s not your fault

you were never meant to carry this beyond the cross

 

you are holy, you are righteous you are one of the redeemed

set upon a brand new heart oh you are free indeed

every mountain, every valley, fil each heartache you will see

every moment brings you closer to who you are meant to be

 

you are holy, you are righteous you are one of the redeemed

set upon a brand new heart oh you are free indeed (repeat x3)

 

 

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