Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Lyrics of Your Love Song

This afternoon, I set aside some time to work on a project. I turned on Pandora and listened to some music. A few minutes into the project, a song came on by Vince Gill. He sang about the blessing of finding someone who loved you in the most special way. It was so beautiful that I stopped my project and reflected on the words of the song. 
Immediately, I thought of Jan and how blessed I was to have found the kind of love revealed in the lyrics. She would be home in a couple of hours. That thought warmed me in the deepest part of my being. Then the Lord said, "Tell those who are lonely, I have not forgotten them." 
When the Lord spoke those words, I realized it is hard for some of you to listen to songs that talk about lasting love and the promise of companionship. For a variety of reasons, loneliness has become a reality you have assumed to be forever true. 
I want to encourage you to do something with those feelings. Go back and listen to a love song and when those feelings of sorrow and loss come to visit, take hold of them and give them to the One who knows what you need better than anyone, including yourself. Put yourself in the lyrics of the songs and let them become songs of promise, not of sorrow. 
Your Father has not forgotten you. He has plans for your life that will be like the lyrics of a beautiful love song. Sing it with Him and someone will hear your song-prayers in the Spirit and walk out of your lyrics and stand before you as a gift from God.

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