The Struggle

“Hallelujah we are free to struggle.” But, “We’re not struggling to be free.” Tenth Avenue North’s anthems speak loudly in their third studio album titled The Struggle, about how life will send us difficulties, trials, obstacles, though, Amen, we are not struggling for our salvation. Our acts of tribulation are human, beaten down by the weight of this world, our temporary home.

The album illustrates that God wants nothing from us. Come as you are, a broken heart seeking redemption, and He will love you just the same. An inspiring song titled “Worn” off the album is unbelievably relatable. Here’s a sample of the lyrics:

“Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn”

I am grateful for Tenth Avenue North’s words of hope. The whole album demonstrates that struggling brings us to our knees, where we are able to be made whole again. Thank God in your struggles and know He gives you grace and allows you to grow in this time the most.

NOTE I do not own these videos or audios:

Interview with lead singer Mike Donehey about life’s struggles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqu2j0IM3lg

PERSONAL TESTIMONY FROM MIKE DONEHEY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGJS5MLgMZc

The entire track and lyrics “Worn”

“Worn”

Music Video from Tenth Avenue North: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zulKcYItKIA

I’m tired I’m worn
My heart is heavy
From the work it takes
To keep on breathing
I’ve made mistakes
I’ve let my hope fail
My soul feels crushed
By the weight of this world
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That You can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

I know I need to lift my eyes up
But I’m too weak
Life just won’t let up
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

My prayers are wearing thin
And I’m worn
Even before the day begins
I’m worn
I’ve lost my will to fight
I’m worn
So Heaven come and flood my eyes

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Yes, all that’s dead inside will be reborn

Though I’m worn
I’m worn

WEBSITE: http://tenthavenuenorth.com

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2 thoughts on “The Struggle

  1. I’m pretty sure I heard the tail end of this on the fish last week and really liked the sound but had no idea who sang it or the name of the song. So glad to have found out!

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