Let me be candid with you. Sometimes I worry (as already established) that someone will blow my cover and everyone will know that I have days where I fall short, and I’m a far cry from a Christ-follower. The cat will be out of the bag when you find out that sometimes I say the right things….you know, the faith things; then, I go home only to find that I’m trying to make myself believe those things. I have days where I let stress affect me as a mom. I have days where I struggle to “keep on the sunny side of life.” Yesterday was one of those days. Let’s run through the list of my thoughts and struggles yesterday.
· My youngins know my buttons, and they pushed them.
· I was disappointed….really disappointed. (Not with any person – but with circumstances.)
· You know the whole “one with the spouse” thing? I was bearing some of my husband’s burdens.
· The steps I have most recently taken have been ordered by the Lord….and I questioned them.
Pray. Well, I did already. I just didn’t pray with the usual fervor and faith with which I usually pray.
So, I had a bad day.
Then, it happened. I got into my car and one of my favorite songs was playing. Suddenly I remembered the times in my life that were dark and He gave them light. And, the disappointments began to fade. Why? Because, I was reminded that no matter what – and as I have said before – no matter how messy life gets, God is good. He is.
So, I thought maybe these lyrics may minister to you….in case you have a bad day.
How Can I Keep From Singing by Chris Tomlin
There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring
And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling
How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing
I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives
And I will walk with You
Knowing You’ll see me through
And sing the songs You give
I can sing in the troubled times
Sing when I win
I can sing when I lose my step
And fall down again
I can sing ’cause You pick me up
Sing ’cause You’re there
I can sing ’cause You hear me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can sing with my last breath
Sing for I know
That I’ll sing with the angels
And the saints around the throne
So, at the end of the day, how can I keep from singing?
Jesus said, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33