|Life is Not a Snapshot|
Around this time, I noticed that a song seem to play more often on the radio. The song was called, "Before the Morning," by Josh Wilson. The song offered a message of hope. "Press on and fight the good fight. There's good for those who love God." As God would have it, simultaneously I began attending a small mid-week bible study session at my church. The message I heard every Wednesday night for months was the same message found in scripture, "Press on!" (Philippians 3:12).
It wasn't always easy to pick myself up and face the day. Yet today only four short years later, I can confidently say, the pain I felt back then doesn't compare to the joy I feel today. I simply placed my hope in believing that God had a plan for my life. And, He did!
This morning, I purposely listened to this same song again. I had been on my hands and knees praying for those suffering deep emotional pain from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. This time, as I listened to the words flow from the speakers of my laptop computer, tears streamed down my face. I closed my eyes, and pictured singing the hope filled words to those left feeling broken-hearted. Oh how I wish they could see the joy that's coming if they only dare to believe!
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