So, things have been somewhat difficult for me…..and/or those around me.Though things have been trying at times for me, they are (in my estimation) much less than the difficulties of those around me. But I still ache for them.
I have been listening to the song “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” by Danny Gokey. And (with lyrical credit to the writers of his song) the lyrics of the song have resonated with me and enabled God to speak through it, giving me much needed hope in the midst of a world of pain.
One of the things God has been teaching me through all this is to let go of the past—meaning past hurts and disappointments and trust Him with the future and the present.
It is fitting then, then one of the lyrics of “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” is
“Yesterday’s a closing door; you don’t live there anymore.”
I have had to let go of the hurt and pain of people that have hurt me in the past, even as the devil tries to rehash what they did, how painful it was for me, and how I’m never ever going to get over it, in my mind. I’ve had to forgive someone that made me upset a few days ago, and see the good in them. I’ve had to let go of the fact that I didn’t always make the most of yesterday or yesterday’s promises, for it is a closing door. I don’t live there anymore.
Another thing God has been teaching me is to see the hope that is there even in the midst of pain, trial, and disappointment. For example, the day after I had experienced yet another disappointing day, a friend of mine told me that she had been praying for me and loved me. Those encouraging words prompted me to seek and pray to God like I’ve never done before. My friends’ encouraging words, also reminded me to be thankful for all the blessings God had , has, and will bestow on me, not because of anything I did, but because of His pure goodness! And today, there were some disappointments for me and for people close to me, but today was a bit different. Today was filled with a tinge of hope.
So, I encourage the readers of this blog to, in the words of some of the lyrics of “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again,”
“Let every heartbreak and every scar
Be a picture that reminds you Who has carried you this far
‘Cause love sees farther than you ever could
In this moment Heaven’s working everything for your good .”
“Tell your heart to beat again”