I sat under the charred skeleton of my largest pine overlooking the ruins of my neighborhood. ‘Never once did we ever walk alone.’ The lyrics in Matt Redmond’s song Never Once soothed my raw wounds.
Like rain in desert-cracked mud, the lyrics soaked into the crevices of my brokenness.
At least fifty times during that tough year—I listened. ‘Never once did you leave us on our own.’ The words tapped my injured places, a drumbeat of reassurance.
‘Kneeling on this battle ground. Seeing just how much You’ve done.’ I visualized my burned home as a battleground of all the losses in my life. The lyrics helped me remember other challenges I’ve overcome. The warmth of hope wrapped me. ‘I will conquer this too,’ I thought.
Q: What are the areas in your life that look like desert cracked mud?
Q: What message needs to soak into the crevices of your brokenness?
Q: What have you overcome in your life that seemed impossible at the time?
Psalm 46:1-2 God is our safe place and our strength. He is always our help when we are in trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and the mountains fall into the center of the sea, and even if its waters go wild with a storm and the mountains shake with its action. (NLV)
Music can provide a place for you to rest and recover.
If you are feeling alone listen to Never Once – Matt Redman
If you feel like you are at the end of your strength, listen to Dennis’ song:
The Point of Grace – Dennis Jernigan
When you need comfort listen to Laura Story – Blessings