The Unmaking Video
The Unmaking Lyrics

This is where the walls gave way
This is demolition day
All the debris, and all this dust
What is left of what once was
Sorting through what goes and what should stay

Every stone I laid for You
As if You had asked me to
A monument to Holy things
Empty talk and circling
Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do

What happens now
When all I’ve made is torn down
What happens next
When all of You, is all that’s left

This is the unmaking
The beauty in the breaking
Had to lose myself
To find out who You are
Before each beginning
There must be an ending
Sitting in the rubble
I can see the stars
This is the unmaking

The longer and the tighter that we hold
Only makes it harder to let go
But love will not stay locked inside
A steeple or a tower high
Only when we’re broken, are we whole

What happens now
When all I’ve made is torn down

This is the unmaking
The beauty in the breaking
Had to lose myself
To find out who You are
Before each beginning
There must be an ending
Sitting in the rubble
I can see the stars
This is the unmaking
This is the unmaking

I’ll gather the same stones where
Everything came crashing down
I’ll build You an altar there
On the same ground

‘Cause what stood before
Was never Yours

This is the unmaking
The beauty in the breaking
Had to lose myself
To find out who You are
Before each beginning
There must be an ending
Sitting in the rubble
I can see the stars
This is the unmaking
This is the unmaking
Oh, this is the unmaking

Had to lose myself
To find out who You are

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6 stories about "The Unmaking"

  • Korena Klein says:

    this song means a bunch to me because it means God is with you.and no other place.and thats what it means.

    1. Jessica Hall says:

      Korena,

      I’m so happy that this song means a lot to you. It’s the same with me.

      Sometimes, though it is scary, we have to lose ourselves to find out who God is because we’ve locked ourselves up in a tower.

      That verse of the song (I used my own words, not actual lyrics from the verse) really speaks to me.

  • Barbara Smith says:

    As a child, I was raised in & out of church. I was saved when I was 8 years old. At 13 we moved to a new state and stopped attending church. Recently, my husband and I decided to return to church, he and my son both got saved and I was so happy. For a short time things were going well, but before long I felt myself starting to unravel. I endured multiple traumas as a child, but instead of facing them, I stored them away. They were always there right under the surface, but hidden from everyone who knew me. I’ve always been the strong one. Returning to church and attempting to get closer to God has left me angry, hurt, and more confused than ever. It was not at all what I expected. I have been experiencing a lot of anxiety and depression, not knowing where to begin or how to fix any of this, but knowing that somewhere inside of me there is a deep desire to find God again and to fix myself somehow. I still don’t have any answers, but I heard this song for the first time today, and it made me consider that just maybe all of this unrest that I am feeling is God unmaking me. It is really scary, confusing, and uncomfortable, but I am going to try to look forward to him remaking me into what I was meant to be. This song brings me hope.

    1. Jonah Winner says:

      Hi Barbara,
      I am glad to hear this song left you up. At one time or another, we might feel down, filled with doubts, fear, worry, and anxiety. According to the scriptures, even God’s people during the bible time felt the same way, regardless of expriencing God’s greatness first hand. For example, Moses, though he was one of the greatest spirtiual leaders that God used to free the Israelites and led them in the wilderness to the Promised Land, doubted God at times. The scripture and all the stories in it are given to us for our benefits to know who really God is, to know who we are in Christ, to avoid making the same mistakes as the peopl in the bible time, … Ephesians 3:16-17 tells us about the scripture: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God (we may become) may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” I believe studying God’s word diligently will help us know who really God is and who we are in Christ. The word of God is the will of God and the will of God is the Word of God. God wants us to know Him through His words. We should diligently spend our time and energy to study God’word. As we know Him, we would know how we should approach him, as children of the one true King and children of the Most High. We would know how we should behave and act as children of the God who created, made, and formed the heavens, the earth, and all creations. As we know Him very well, we won’t limit Him to work in our lives for His perfect and greatest purposes. When we know that we are children of the one true God who is loving (unconditionally), patient, forgiving, compassionate, and faithful, we will not allow doubt, fear, anxiety, worry cripple us. He becomes our strengths in our weaknesses. No matter how high mountains of challenges might seem, we will learn to trust Him and He will help us come to the top victoriously. No matter how deep and dark our valleys of challenges might look, we will believe Him and He will walk us through. No matter how strong the storm might seem, He will walk us through. The God who made us is perfect. Time and distance don’t limit Him. He is infinite. I suggest you study the word as diligently as you can. The Holy Spirit will help you, will guide you in your prayers. You have the power to allow God to work in your life (Ephesians 3:20). He loves each and every one of us. He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). He wants the best for us. The thing is we should trust Him and remember that He is perfect and doesn’t make mistake (Number 23:19). His timing is perfect. He knows what He is doing. I am sure God will help you, regardless of what you have been through. God is the greatest and faithful. You’re in my prayer.

  • Jonah Winner says:

    Hi Barbara,
    I am glad to hear this song left you up. At one time or another, we might feel down, filled with doubts, fear, worry, and anxiety. According to the scriptures, even God’s people during the bible time felt the same way, regardless of expriencing God’s greatness first hand. For example, Moses, though he was one of the greatest spirtiual leaders that God used to free the Israelites and led them in the wilderness to the Promised Land, doubted God at times. The scripture and all the stories in it are given to us for our benefits to know who really God is, to know who we are in Christ, to avoid making the same mistakes as the peopl in the bible time, … Ephesians 3:16-17 tells us about the scripture: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God (we may become) may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” I believe studying God’s word diligently will help us know who really God is and who we are in Christ. The word of God is the will of God and the will of God is the Word of God. God wants us to know Him through His words. We should diligently spend our time and energy to study God’word. As we know Him, we would know how we should approach him, as children of the one true King and children of the Most High. We would know how we should behave and act as children of the God who created, made, and formed the heavens, the earth, and all creations. As we know Him very well, we won’t limit Him to work in our lives for His perfect and greatest purposes. When we know that we are children of the one true God who is loving (unconditionally), patient, forgiving, compassionate, and faithful, we will not allow doubt, fear, anxiety, worry cripple us. He becomes our strengths in our weaknesses. No matter how high mountains of challenges might seem, we will learn to trust Him and He will help us come to the top victoriously. No matter how deep and dark our valleys of challenges might look, we will believe Him and He will walk us through. No matter how strong the storm might seem, He will walk us through. The God who made us is perfect. Time and distance don’t limit Him. He is infinite. I suggest you study the word as diligently as you can. The Holy Spirit will help you, will guide you in your prayers. You have the power to allow God to work in your life (Ephesians 3:20). He loves each and every one of us. He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). He wants the best for us. The thing is we should trust Him and remember that He is perfect and doesn’t make mistake (Number 23:19). His timing is perfect. He knows what He is doing. I am sure God will help you, regardless of what you have been through. God is the greatest and faithful. You’re in my prayer.

  • Jessica Hall says:

    I was with a group of friends from my campus ministry Chi Alpha. My brothers and sisters and I were worshiping God and learning about what He has done for us through His Son, Jesus and what He continues to do, through the Holy Spirit. One of my brothers felt prompted by God towards the end and when our pastor asked if anyone would like to share what they’d learned, he spoke up. This was way before I had ever heard this song but as soon as I found this song, I shared this on my campus ministry Facebook page and tagged his name because I felt like God drew me here through the connections between what my brother in Christ had talked about, and what Nichole sings of. He talked about how God destroys us, but not completely, and helps us sift through the bits and pieces of the tower we’d built. I have been in love with this song ever since I’ve found it because when we deny ourselves, when we follow Jesus to the point of choosing Him over our friends, our family members, and the material possessions of this world…it can feel like dying. But that’s because He’s pruning us, stripping away the inessentials through pain and suffering and reminding us that only He can save us, that it is by His grace we enter Heaven.

    John 15:2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

    Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

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