As You Are


Every few years a song comes along that brings me to the throne of God for worship. Several years ago, it was " I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me where they pose the question of what will I do when I meet God. The first time I heard this song I was driving home. By the time it was over, I could hardly see through the tears.

More recently, I've connected with Crowder's " Come As You Are." This song brings me to a point of recognizing that God wants us as we are to come to Him and let Him change us. We're not too far away to come back to Him. We shouldn't allow our shame to keep us from returning to Him. For, "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't heal."

God is big enough to handle anything we bring as we return to him. Our sorrow, shame, sin, brokenness, burdens, worries, future – God wants us to bring all of these to him for restoration.

Here are the lyrics and video to "Come As You Are" by Crowder:

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 heals
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

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