Even though I have probably heard this song, Worn, by Tenth Avenue North, many times, the lyrics didn’t hit me until just the other week. Like many other songs, I couldn’t turn it off! The story behind the song gave me chills. Here is a quote paraphrased from Mike, one of the band members.

“God refused to let my life be easy. It’s wasn’t my circumstances that needed to change, it was me. Sometimes to change us, he has to put us through the worst thing possible. You might be walking through the worst storm you have ever seen before. So if you are asking, “where are you God?” – look at the story of the cross and stare at it. Let the cross be evidence that our God is the God who brings beauty out of pain, art out of chaos, and life out of death. If He can bring redemption out of the most horrific act that has ever happened then He can bring redemption out of your story.

What a powerful word. I’m believing that the Lord is going to redeem our story of infertility and our loss of sweet Kai. I’m praying for redemption and I’m believing it is coming.  I hope the video and song speaks to anyone else who feels worn.


I’m Tired I’m worn
My heart is heavy
From the work it takes
To keep on breathing
I’ve made mistakes
I’ve let my hope fail
My soul feels crushed
By the weight of this world

And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That’s frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

I know I need to lift my eyes up
But I’m too weak
Life just won’t let up
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

My prayers are wearing thin
Yeah, I’m worn
Even before the day begins
Yeah, I’m worn
I’ve lost my will to fight
I’m worn
So, heaven come and flood my eyes

Though I’m worn
Yeah I’m worn


  • Elena
    Posted at 07:31h, 23 April Reply

    Continued thoughts and prayers to you and your family! <3

  • Ris
    Posted at 08:09h, 23 April Reply

    Caroline, I have felt like that was my theme song for the past long while. Most times I heard it, I’d tear up, because it resonated in me. I know that my battle is an up and down one for the rest of my life, but I finally feel like I’m getting that rest that only He can give. I fast forward that song every time it comes on now and look for one that is more joyful and praise giving. I look forward to when you will see that rest too- and are fighting other battles. Like sleepiness from being up all night with a fussy baby.

  • dspence
    Posted at 08:12h, 23 April Reply

    Wow, what a testimony from the band. Continuing to lift your family up in prayer.

  • Holly
    Posted at 08:55h, 23 April Reply

    Yes!! Let us seem redemption win Lord!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 09:04h, 23 April Reply

    Some times life keeps us worn but he will always be there. Standing w you and praying for comfort and peace. The song was one I needed to here. Thank you!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 09:38h, 23 April Reply

    Wow, Caroline! I cannot thank you enough for sharing this beautiful song. Only God knows what each of us are going through during this season in our individual lives and how we can all relate to being completely worn. What an amazing testimony from the writer of the song! Lots of love and prayers coming your way, sweet friend, along with trust in our loving God to carry you when you are unable to take the next step.

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 09:49h, 23 April Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing the powerful lyrics of this song. Still sending you and your family prayers to heal your broken hearts. xoxo

  • Charity
    Posted at 09:57h, 23 April Reply

    That’s beautiful song!! I absolutely love what it means to each person on their personal journeys. I am standing in agreement with you that redemption will WIN. I know God’s glory is shining bright in your life but it will shine even brighter in the crevices of your situation. Love you girl!

  • Logan
    Posted at 12:16h, 23 April Reply

    Ahh! This song came on the radio when I was driving this morning, and I think I really listened to the words for the first time. AWESOME. Then I came home and read your blog post… funny timing. God is so neat that way.

  • Sybil @ Peace it all Together
    Posted at 13:40h, 23 April Reply

    I have come to appreciate this song as well. Wonderful message of redemption!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 16:17h, 23 April Reply

    i’ve never heard that song before, but the words ring true and i’m googling it now. the message also seems to relate to a book i’m reading right now called ‘speaking of faith’ by krista tippett — she talks a lot about experiencing all of life – including pain and suffering and sorrow – to fully let god and love and beauty into your heart.

  • Amber
    Posted at 16:24h, 23 April Reply

    Love that! God can make beauty out of the ashes, and what a great way to look at the cross – the ultimate redemption! Awesome, girl, thanks for sharing.

  • Amy
    Posted at 16:50h, 23 April Reply

    Love this song and I was really moved by what the songwriter said “it wasn’t my circumstances that needed changing- it was me” A few months back one of our family friends had this song played at their son’s funeral and I really listened to the words and it is so beautiful. Believing and praying that in your life you will see redemption win!

  • Evangeline
    Posted at 17:29h, 23 April Reply

    I had heard this song before. Great lyrics. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Jennifer T.
    Posted at 23:00h, 23 April Reply

    Thank you for sharing this song. The lyrics are so relatable! Thinking of you and sending you a big hug!!!

  • Emily @ EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 10:24h, 24 April Reply

    Those lyrics are heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time. Glad you are finding healing in every way possible. Music is such a powerful and therapeutic force when we need it most sometimes.

  • Mrs. Lost
    Posted at 11:00h, 24 April Reply

    One of my favorites, and the words are so true for so many of us. Great post.

  • Elisha
    Posted at 22:45h, 24 April Reply

    love this song. I posted this song a couple of weeks ago when I was feeling “worn” from the emotional rollercoaster I had been on that week. Love you and praying for you. xoxo

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 06:43h, 26 April Reply

    Amen! Love this song!

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