I Have A Song

At first…I heard the reports…it was distant…so it did not get my attention…then…the din of the tv pulled me in…it was getting closer…but…it was not here..not really…I quietly whispered a prayer…”for those poor people who are being affected by this awful thing”…then…then..in the background noise of my home…I heard the news anchor say the name of the county in which I reside..wait…what???…it’s here…immediately…I felt it…now it was personal…now…I listened more intently…who is it affecting?…ummmm…that’s my age group….what about my parents?…they are in the target zone of the highest death rate…what about my children…and their children…my grandson is a first responder…this is real now…it’s no longer whispered prayers for “those poor people”…but now…it is for us…for all of us…and then I could feel it…my heart beat a little more rapidly…I began “overthinking”…what ifs entered my thoughts…and then like a stealthy thief…fear softly came in and sat down…to disrupt the place that is reserved for my peace…this thing…this virus…this unseen insidious disruptor…has single handedly dismantled all that we know as “normal”…and now it was attempting to throw my peace out of alignment…I mean the world is being tilted on it’s axis…there is cause for alarm…and as I was thinking that thought…just that quickly…this song by the Wallsgroup began looping in my head…”the devil is a liar…God is exalted….because God is the greatest power…He will never…never be defeated”…over and over until my soul was saturated…I had heard that song in church several weeks before…and like a skilled DJ..the Holy Spirit pulled it right out of my memory bank….and my peace slowly course corrected…and I quickly understood…when I would hear my grandmother say…”He will give you a song in your night season”…she meant when everything around you screams be afraid…be fearful…when light has to strain to get in…God gives His people a song…a sung word…that reminds us that He is present…that He is with us…that He will never leave us…that His power is the greatest power…that His kingdom resides in each of His people…and that we can tap in….at any time..and receive His peace…His grace…His wisdom…His hope…His rest….ahhhh…a song…never knew I needed it…until I did….”the devil is a liar…God is exalted”…yes….that truth alone destroys the power of my fear…I hope you have a song….

“What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.” 1 Corinthians 14:15

Father…when my spirit is disquieted within me…soothe my soul with your songs that give me peace… drown out the voice of fear…call me back to our secret place that reassures me that you alone are God…that nothing I face is greater than you…and that you are covering me always with your word…thank you for your songs…they comfort me…in Jesus name

One thought on “I Have A Song

  1. Okay Mary, I feel exactly what you are saying. I got fearful for a second, until I remembered who was In charge. Who covers us no matter what. Sometimes I get concerned, but never fearful. Because I know the MAN. Love ya much Mary. 💋

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