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It’s been a week this week when things worked out well, but what about when you’re wistful and weepy and wondering what’s next?
I was talking to a friend once about someone who went through a difficult time, but instead of throwing a wobbly, he wrote a worship-song. My friend called it an indication of his character – that he could write “Jesus, I love You Jesus”, and not a where-are-you-now sort of song. It’s wonderful to have conversations like that.
What about you? Which songs do you wander to, while you’re wrestling with feelings of hopelessness? This one by Keith Green builds my faith and makes me want to smile, while this by Third Day wowed me enough to buy and then play it nonstop. I love story-songs. I know Third Day have written at least one song about people they knew, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this one was too. It’s encouraging to be reminded in your desperation that you’re not on your own; God’s willingly come through for others and answered their prayers. You might feel weak and wan and wilting, but remember one of my favourite promises: “Your strength will equal your days” (Deuteronomy 33:25). Don’t waver, but wait for the LORD.