A Song for Sunday–My Lighthouse

My Lighthouse — Rend Collective

I love this upbeat, rousing song with shades of Great Big Sea. I like to keep my phone handy, so I can tag songs that catch my ear–thank you, Shazam! I’ve had a few ups and downs in the last while–who hasn’t?–and it was great just to feel good and positive as I listened.

I’ll admit, the challenges in my life aren’t as big as they have been at times. A couple of examples… the clothes dryer broke down recently, and we had to wait for five days for service. In a house of six people, that’s a long time. In the big picture, though, I know it’s not that big of a deal. There are people who don’t have the things they need, so I should hardly complain that my family’s laundry piled up for a few days. I was also sick for the better part of the last week, and missed three and a half days of work. For one who is rarely ill, that was a long time to spend at home, feeling bored and frustrated, just wanting to get back at it. At the same time, I can’t help but think about the friends I know, of my own age, who are facing much more serious illnesses.

I know that I am not any more special than anyone else. Just because my challenges are relatively minor right now, it doesn’t mean I’m immune to problems. I know it’s a matter of when, not if, a giant storm is going to hit my life. And once I get through that one, at some point, there will be another. Am I going to be prepared? Am I going to be able to get through it?

My Lighthouse, my lighthouse
Shining in the darkness, I will follow You
My Lighthouse, my Lighthouse
I will trust the promise,
You will carry me safe to shore

I know how I got through the previous challenges. Friends and family were there to support me, love me, and tell me that I could recover from the situation. And most of all, faith in a God who loves, forgives, and stays constant has been the foundation. I’ve rebuilt myself, from what felt like the ground up, not once but twice. If life tries to crush me again, I’ll be able to tell myself that I got through it before, and I can do it again.

I won’t fear what tomorrow brings
With each morning I’ll rise and sing
My God’s love will lead me through
You are the peace in my troubled sea
You are the peace in my troubled sea

 

 

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