I recently heard this wonderful song by Francesca Battistelli called “The Break Up Song”, where she breaks up with fear.
Here are some of the song lyrics:
Sick and tired of being sick and tired
Had as much of you as I can take
I’m so done, so over being afraid
Fear, you don’t own me
There ain’t no room in this story
And I ain’t got time for you
Telling me what I’m not
Like you know me well guess what?
I know who I am
I know I’m strong, brave
And I am free
Got my own identity
So fear, you will never be welcome here
For anyone hearing these lyrics, they would be powerful. For me, as a family caregiver they are also insightful. It’s easy to have faith when things are going well. When the test results are good or the treatment seems to be keeping the illness at bay. However, when the results are not as good as hoped for or a new issue is found or the cancer has spread, it can become a little more difficult to live by faith as opposed to fear and dread for the future.
As a Christian I attempt to live daily in faith. Faith that God will heal my mom’s cancer, keep my family safe from harm and bring friends out of the chains of addiction. However, it’s not always as easy to live into when the doctor visit brings bad news or the call comes in that a friend has passed due to addiction.
The Good News is that there is hope. Even when my faith grows weary, I have others that I can lean on for support and who will pray for me and my family when I am too weary to pray because current circumstances feel overwhelming. There is a hope and peace that surpass all human understanding. That hope comes from a loving God who sent His son to walk among us and die so that we may be renewed in Him.
As Francesca sings in her song If We’re Honest:
Bring your brokenness, and I’ll bring mine
‘Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy’s waiting on the other side.
So, tell fear to take a hike and hold onto hope. Surround yourself with those who will lift you up and encourage you. And if you don’t know Jesus, seek Him. Here is a resource to help you connect https://www.exploregod.com/
To hear Francesca Battistelli Breakup Song click below