To each his own. To me my own.

God Bless the Broken Road

I heard it again on the way to work the other morning. It’s been a favorite song of mine for a little over a year now – admittedly about how long I’ve been listening to country music.

I often wonder just how many individuals this song has affected in a positive way. A good friend of mine got married last month, and her wedding theme was based around the song. The lyrics never cease to captivate me. When life was at it’s bleakest, out of the darkness came something along the lines of a northern star… pointing me down exactly the right path, and into the arms of that special someone. The various stumbles and falls along my path were actually paving the way for another another chance at life – and at love.

I’ve always believed there is a reason for everything. We many not understand our troubles at the given time, but God is so good. He knows our hearts, our hurts, every tiny little piece of us. He will provide, if only we will place our trust completely in Him.

I set out on a narrow way, many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn’t see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
Yes He did

I think about the years I spent, just passing through
I’d like to have the time I lost, and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You’ve been there, you understand
It’s all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

But now I’m just rolling home into my lover’s arms
This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

4 responses

  1. Elena

    We used this at our wedding last month, as you know super appropriate with multiple divorces between us. Thaaaaat’s alot of brokenness! I thank God for redeeming love and amazing grace that is free to all who choose to do it His way.

    October 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

    • Bonnie

      Elena I loved this as your theme for your wedding. It means so much to have another chance, doesn’t it? Some people never get an extra chance at love. I am so happy for you and Mark!

      October 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

  2. I enjoyed this song very much, Bonnie. I can sing that song, too. I’ve been over the broken road; first a divorce after 20 years of marriage, then my second husband, a wonderful man I am thankful for, died with cancer. Yet, God led me to Johannes, my present husband. God is good and he has blessed my broken road many times. I am so glad for you, Bonnie. Blessings to you always. I am keeping your dad in my prayers.

    October 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    • Bonnie

      Carol Ann I am so glad to hear your own story. I love hearing of others extra chances and how appreciative they are of them. You can really learn alot about a person like that. Thank you for sharing!!

      October 3, 2010 at 10:37 am

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