In Times of Trouble, Especially
God speaks to us in many ways: in His creation, in Holy Scriptures, at prayer, etc.
He also speaks through music and songs. The songs He sings are love songs.
Listening to God sing His songs is a way of drawing us closer to Him, softening our hearts to meditate on His enduring love and compassion. It comforts our souls, uplifts our spirits, especially when we need it the most. Especially when we need Him most. Especially in times of trouble.
The past year has been one of the most challenging times we have been experiencing. Our lives have drastically changed, not for the better, and on all fronts. Deaths, sickness, loss of sources of livelihood, children trying to learn outside the normal school environment, curtailment of certain basic civil and religious freedoms by a few wealthy and powerful groups of people, evil forces canceling the voices of the good, have confronted us.
Who then do we to turn to? For believers, it is to God, the Creator of the universe and of Man, the One Who truly loves us. God is Love.
In the face of all this darkness, the Lord tells us: "Do not be afraid!" It is precisely when we feel helpless, weak and tempted to lose hope that we need to turn to Him and listen to His voice. God sings love songs that will soothe our souls, strengthen us in our trust that all will be well in accordance with His plan.
One such song, "Be Not Afraid," based on Isaiah 43 and 45, expresses God's solicitude for His people in times of trouble and difficult times. God has been touching hearts through this song.
After listening to God's song, we can sing back to Him. In this song, based on Psalm 62, we acknowledge Who He is in our lives: our hope and salvation. We shall not be afraid for in Him our souls will find rest.
We believe that all these trials of life will pass away, and His love and grace will pull us through. In the end, we will have only happiness, love, and peace in the place He has prepared for us, the place where He dwells!
It is only in Him that we will find rest! #
“Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also." (John 14;1-3)