Today’s post comes to us from William Meredith who lives in Upstate NY and holds, among other titles, the position of Chior Director at a United Methodist Church.
Usually when I listen to music I am more in tune with the music and not the lyrics. Yet, when I heard a new song on the radio called “Before the Morning”, the lyrics immediately caught my attention. The song starts with the words: “Do you wonder why you have to feel the things that hurt you ? If there’s a God that loves you, where is He now?” I was immediately blown away by those words. So many times I have found myself in the situation in which something not so good has happened to me and I feel as though God had planned for me to have this misstep. It can be so easy to blame God when we encounter tough situations, but this song helped me to realize that although God does not give us bad situations He is there to guide us through those difficult times.
As the song continues, the lyrics say, “Or, maybe, there are things you can’t see and all those things are happening to bring a better ending. Someday, somehow, you’ll see”. There are so many things that happen in our lives, but it is important to remember that the events in our life are all a part of God’s plan for us. Currently, I feel as though my life has become stagnant as I search for a job and a purpose for my life. But, as I reflect on my situation, I have realized that I need to enjoy the moment: not having a job means that I have time to enjoy the summer, to spend time with my family in my hometown, and to really decide what I want to do with my life.
I believe that God has plans for all of us and although at times it might seem as though our lives have strayed from God’s plan, it is at those times that we can best see what God has planned for us. As the song ends, the listeners are asked if they dare to believe. Do you dare to believe?by