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Walking Beside One Who is Hurting




I just love this song by Nate Smith called, “Wreckage”. Just read the lyrics and then I’ll explain:


“I don't mean to be guarded, I don't mean to be rude

I don't mean to just shut you out, it's just what I've been used to

My heart got calloused, I don't wanna make that excuse

It's hard but you're worth it, I just wanna be good for you

I'm a little damaged, but damn you saw the good

When everyone saw baggage, you loved when no one could

Laying in this bed beside you, I don't have to hide away

You see all the wreckage and it wrecks me that you stay

When I get lost in my own head, you always tell me the truth

And girl, you find me right where I am, you're the one thing I can't lose

Baby, you're my hero, I ain't scared to say that out loud

You're teaching me to trust again, erasing all my doubts, yeah

I'm a little damaged, but damn you saw the good

When everyone saw baggage, you loved when no one could

Laying in this bed beside you, I don't have to hide away

You see all the wreckage and it wrecks me that you stay

You put all the shattered pieces back together, made them better

You saw what I could be through all the pain

I'm a little damaged, but damn you saw the good

When everyone saw baggage, you loved when no one could, yeah

Laying in this bed beside you, I don't have to hide away

You see all the wreckage, yeah

You see all the wreckage, it wrecks me that you stay

And it wrecks me that you stay” 

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Chris Sligh / Mary Kutter / Nate Smith / Paul Wrock

Wreckage lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


The truth is: we all have some baggage. I’ll be the first to admit it. Some of us have more tucked away than others. Some may have dared to begin the unpacking process only to find other layers hidden beneath the surface. Some may never dare to take a peek inside! 


But know this: In this broken world, there is bound to be some baggage. 


“Unpacking” our baggage takes work. Also takes a relationship willing to walk beside us. As a Christian, we work out our greatest issues with Jesus, a relationship that once recognized and experienced in love brings so much healing. We also need another human willing to walk beside us.


 Healing and breakthroughs can not happen in a vacuum. 


What is required is the presence of one who accepts the wounded, warts and all, who will love them through it, who will give the time and the wherewithal to wrestle through the angst, moving toward healing and wholeness, emerging from the wreckage. 


The word that sums it up is grace. We all need it. Grace has the power to melt away the shame and hurts hidden behind the protected heart of one in pain. Left hidden, in the drab cave of isolation and darkness, it grows. It stagnates. It festers. In the atmosphere of another who shows acceptance and kindness through grace which says, “I see your stuff that you have tried so diligently to hide and yet I accept you, parse and parcel, and want to walk it out with you so you can be free.” 


It is never easy to love in this manner. It requires grace even for yourself. However, the finished product of mending, growing and wholeness, found in relationships, is a beautiful thing…


Writer: Anita Arrunategui Ph.D/ Images:Canva Pro


The content published is for informational purposes. The content included in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 


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