Lyrics of Life

There are songs that have “spoken” to me through my adult life. Isn’t it funny though, how some lyrics mean something when you’re much younger but then as life unfolds, they take on a much deeper and truer meaning? Here are a few examples I was pondering:

Life is hard; the world is cold.
You’re barely young, and then you’re old.
But every falling tear is always understood.
Life is hard; but God is good.
-excerpt from Life is Hard (Pam Thum)

Or how about these words:

There’s a place of thirst and hunger where the roots of faith grow deep,
And there is rain and rolling thunder when the road is rough and steep.
There is hope in desperation, there is victory in defeat at the cross of restoration, where joy and sorrow meet.
There is a place where hope remains in crowns of thorns and crimson stains
And tears that fall on Jesus’ feet where joy and sorrow meet.
-excerpt from Where Joy and Sorrow Meet (Avalon)

I find the same thing with scriptures. I can read something a thousand times but then, at just the right time, I hear it the way it was intended for ME to hear it. I’ll leave you with the latest example:

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.” (Psalm 103:1-5 NASB)

Has something-a song, a scripture, a quote-spoken to you in a completely new way lately? I’d love to hear about it.


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