Today, God brought to mind a song – and the first day I ever heard that song.
It was an early Wednesday morning; I was preparing to go and sit with my aunt who was quickly slipping away from us. I really didn’t want to face another day of it. I took some time to pray before I headed out for the day.
Just after praying, a song came on that I had never heard before. It comforted my heart.
Here are some of the words…
Right now, I’m choosing to believe
Someday soon I’ll look back and see
All the pain had a purpose
Your plan was perfect all along
This is the truth I’m standing on
Good, I believe You’re still good
Even when life’s not good
I will not lose this hope
These words brought great peace to my heart and reminded me of the truth I am choosing to stand on during that time.
The truth that God is good – all the time.
The truth is that His plan is perfect, and nothing takes Him by surprise. Not only that, but there is divine purpose in everything that happens in my life, if I belong to Him. I only must continue to seek His face to find that purpose.
I have this prayer I pray when I am walking through difficulties that I can’t understand. I pray this way, “God, I thank You that one day I will look back and see the purpose of all this and I will thank You for leading me this way.”
Sometimes, we can’t see the whole plan – but only a portion of it. In those times we can’t always understand why God would be taking us this route. During those times, I choose to remember that He sees what I can’t see. He knows what I don’t know, and He will lead me in the right path if I can only trust and believe.
That is the truth I stand on today.
As difficult as it was to watch my aunt slip away. As hard as it was to see the pain on my Mom, and the faces of the rest of my family. As challenging as it was to face another day of that – I knew one thing – my God is faithful.
That is what I was thinking and feeling on that Wednesday morning.
Wednesday night, a little after midnight I drove home. My aunt was gone – she had moved on to heaven. On the drive home, I was reminded of how my morning began with a song about the truth I stand on. I decided to end the day with a song as well. I began to sing, “I exalt You; I exalt You, I exalt You, oh my Lord.”
What a faithful God we serve. He is so good. His grace is enough for whatever the day brings. I am beyond thankful that through His grace, He started my day with a song – and ended it with a song.
I don’t know what you are facing today but I know this – there is a truth you can stand on – no matter what comes your way. That truth is God is good and His plan for you is good – even when we do not understand it. This is the truth we must stand on. Today and every day. It is the ONLY truth. May we never forget that.