God Bless the Broken Road

I’ve enjoyed country music since before it was cool because even as a small child the words to the songs resonated with me.

The words resonate because most of the songs are about everyday things of life.

The song Bless the Broken Road was co-written by Bobby Boyd, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna and Marcus Hummon in 1994. It was released by NGDB that same year, and by Hummon in 1995, but I never heard it until it was released by the Country group, Rascal Flatts in 2004.

The really cool thing about this song is that it was written the year my husband, Matthew and I met, and it tells our story! We both had been down some really broken roads in our lives on our way to each other.

The thing is, you CAN get down broken roads, it’s just tough to do. It takes strength, and character and patience, to navigate a broken road, and for me those qualities come from God. God and God alone gets me down those broken roads.

And that gets me back to the song resonating with me. The words that particularly touched my heart were “This much I know is true/That God blessed the broken road/That led me straight to you”.

On this our 23rd wedding anniversary, I wanted dedicate this blog to Matthew and let him know how thankful I am that God blessed our broken roads that led us to each other.

If you find yourself in a dark place, one prayer is all it takes for you to be able to feel God’s Presence and Light. God will hear your cries just as He heard King David’s cries, just as He heard my cries, just as He hears all the cries of people in need of Him.

May God bless your broken roads.

See you next time…

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