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You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) by Josh Groban

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Emotional, How To, Music, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

heartlabyrinthReader JenniferMacLeod[~= @JenMacAtlGA82 recommended that Josh Groban’s “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” be included in this series.

I had forgotten about the song, and when I watched the video I fought back tears.

Watch You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) here. (Lyrics below)

I cannot begin to tell you how accurately this song describes what I have experienced at TreeHouse since 1989.
– Teens lost, lonely, and screaming-longingly to feel heard.
– Parents seeking, searching, and silently-longing to be encouraged.
– Friends hoping, hurting, and helping their friends limp along.
– Youth ministers, teachers, counselors, politicians and police officers looking for solutions.
Every week I see the looks on people’s faces when they feel heard and find hope.

Our target audience is teens, but the impact of TreeHouse in our communities has been so much greater.

Why Do Teens Come To TreeHouse?

You’ll learn you’re not alone in dealing with any issue.
You’ll learn how to support someone else in need.
You’ll realize you’re lovable, capable and worthwhile.

At TreeHouse you will always be listened to and what you say matters to others.

Why Do Parents Hope Their Teens Come To TreeHouse?
Because Mentoring at TreeHouse Effectively Transforms Lives

Decrease at-risk behavior – 98% reduce at least one at-risk behavior
Build healthy relationships with God, self & others – 81% choose to
Graduate High School – 24% more likely to graduate than their peers
Pursue an educational or vocational track for their future – 93% have a plan
Bullying – 87% of self-identified bullies decrease their bullying
Bullying – 80% victims of bullying experience less bullying

For more than twenty-three years I have seen with my own eyes that when people feel loved they don’t give up.

How Can You Or A Loved One Arise From Feeling Lost, Blind or Unheard?

Here are TEN ways that have been proven to work:

Listen to your conscience.
Learn to be accountable; don’t minimize or make excuses.
Lean on the counsel of wise people.
Learn to recognize your motives.
Link your bad choices with your misguided thinking.
Love others enough to address their misguided thinking.
Learn to make amends with people you have hurt.
Lead people to solutions.
Look after one another.
Learn to recognize God’s voice.

If Josh Groban sings You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) at the TreeHouse Gala tonight it won’t be hard to find me even in a crowded room. I’ll be the guy with tears streaming down my face.
Tears of joy.
Tears of pain.
Tears of sorrow.
Tears that stain.

But, most of all I’ll be captivated by the fact that of all things it’s love, true love, that sustains.

“You Are Loved. Don’t Give Up.” is mysilentscream.

 

You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) by Josh Groban

Don’t give up
It’s just the weight of the world
When your heart’s heavy
I…I will lift it for you

Don’t give up
Because you want to be heard
If silence keeps you
I…I will break it for you

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don’t give up
Because you are loved

Don’t give up
It’s just the hurt that you hide
When you’re lost inside
I…I will be there to find you

Don’t give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I…I will shine to guide you

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don’t give up
Because you are loved

You are loved
Don’t give up
It’s just the weight of the world
Don’t give up
Every one needs to be heard
You are loved

 

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