Saturday, August 10, 2013

Content?!

In a recent Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about arriving in Detroit (D), after flying from Las Vegas (LV) and finding out that my van had been damaged.

Not only was I tired, but I also felt rather down in the dumps.  But, not just over the issue of my van.

Something I haven't yet mentioned relates to what happened in LV, when I saw the surgeon.  Unfortunately, I cannot go into details regarding my medical appointment. 

Later, will have to do. 

What I will say, is that once again, I felt a myriad of emotions.  One minute, encouraged.  The next, rather sad.  Definitely, frustrated!

After visiting at Tim Horton's with my friend A, and finally arriving home, I was so tired that I took a nap. 

As I've written about many times here on LwL, music and lyrics pop into my heart and mind at times, when I sleep.  This happened last Saturday.

It doesn't seem to matter if the music/lyrics are Christian in nature.  How amazing it is that even secular songs have Christian meaning to me.

Here is a Youtube music video entitled, Cry No More by Kansashttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJYnROX4aoM  The actual name of the music is Carry On Wayward Son.  However, no matter what someone is calling it, it is the same music.

The whole song is not what came to mind, on Saturday, August 3rd.  It was the chorus, that filled my heart and mind:

Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more


Cry no more? 

God knows that even awaiting my flight in LV, one minute I was happy.  The next, tears were running down my face.

Of course other parts of the lyrics pertain to my situation of life, as well.  Like how it relates to confusion and storms of life.

Not to mention how some of the lyrics towards the end of the song relates to my life... and possibly yours also:

Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
Now your life's no longer empty
Surely heaven waits for you


There are times when I feel my life is empty.  At least on a secular level.  In the humanness of life.

Whenever I begin to feel like this, God makes a way for me to feel differently.  Always, He makes a way for me to feel content with my situation.

How grateful I am for this!

Thinking of this made me recall Hebrews 13:5, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."

Yes, whenever I feel humanly lonely and/or abandoned, the Holy Spirit reminds me that I am truly not alone.  That God is with me, always. 

How thankful I am that He will never leave me, nor forsake me.  That He'll be with me even to the end of the age...

When I think of how He is with me, the sadness of life leaves.  Praise God for this!

After all, our lives are not about feeling happiness in life, in a human perspective.  Our lives are meant to be about feeling the Joy of our Lord. 

They are meant to glorify God.  In everything.  Even the trials of our lives.


Until next time...

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