Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I Guess That's Why...

As I've discussed many times here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wake up with songs on my heart.  Almost daily.

There is one secular song that has been with me for several months, now. 

I'm not saying that I wake up with the song, every day.  This doesn't happen.  However, on a fairly regular basis, it does.

It is a song by Elton John entitled, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues.  Here is a link so you can listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlKYDIOxvFs.  The lyrics are below.

I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

Don't wish it away
Don't look at it like it's forever
Between you and me I could honestly say
That things can only get better

And while I'm away
Dust out the demons inside
And it won't be long before you and me run
To the place in our hearts where we hide

And I guess that's why they call it the blues
Time on my hands could be time spent with you
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that's why they call it the blues

Just stare into space
Picture my face in your hands
Live for each second without hesitation
And never forget I'm your man

Wait on me girl
Cry in the night if it helps
But more than ever I simply love you
More than I love life itself 
 
And I guess that's why they call it the blues
Time on my hands could be time spent with you
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that's why they call it the blues
 
Wait on me girl
Cry in the night if it helps
But more than ever I simply love you
More than I love life itself 
 
And I guess that's why they call it the blues
Time on my hands could be time spent with you
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that's why they call it the blues
 
(laughing like children, living like lovers)
 
And, I guess that's why they call it the blues
 
(laughing like children, living like lovers)
 
And, I guess that's why they call it the blues

...And, I guess that's why they call it the blues

 

Why this song is on my heart and mind often, is beyond me.  Is it from God?  Only He knows.
 
However, with some of the lyrics, I can understand that He may be talking to me.
 
When I awoke with this song on my mind once again, I thought about the lyrics:  don't wish it away... don't look at it, like it's forever.
 
I wondered if God was speaking to me, regarding my ill health.  And, my life.
 
After all, I am once again facing surgery for an important health issue.  A hernia in my lower abdomen, where my bowels are protruding and could be damaged.  At the worst, this could actually end my life, if it becomes incarcerated.  And, if damaged, some of my bowels may need to be removed.
 
Being not a god, but only being human, it's not easy facing serious health issues, once again.  Especially, since I haven't yet recovered from my previous surgery.
 
Just as the lyrics say... things can only get better.  For I am trusting Him.
 
I know that God wants me to picture His face in my hands
 
After all, He is everything to me.  And, He wants me to rely upon Him.  Just as I do, always.
 
I will continue to... live for each second without hesitation.  I know He's my man.. my husband, now that I'm a widow.  He cares for me.
 
And, I praise Him for this!  For He... simply loves me.  Just as the lyrics say.
 
One thing I have been doing, is praying for wisdom.  And, believing it will be received, from Him.
 
Just as we read in James 1:2-6, "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."

No, I haven't fallen into divers temptations, but once again I have fallen into a serious health problem.

Yes, I believe God will give me the wisdom I need.  And, wisdom for my surgeon.  Wisdom with regards to what method of surgery should be done on me.

While it was shocking and upsetting hearing about my need for further surgery, I am faithful.  Faithful that it is part of God's plan for my life.  Even, if I don't like the thought of once again, being cut open.


In faith, I am asking, standing, and trusting in Him.  He will give me and my surgeon the wisdom needed to bring me through this upcoming surgery.

For this, I am truly thankful!

Once again, I must ask for prayer.  Thank you for praying for me.  May God bless you.

Please know I am grateful for each of you.  And, pray for you.  Always.

Also, I must remind you that if you do not see entries posted for a while after you've read this one, it will be because I will have gone to hospital.  Either in pain, requiring emergency surgery.  Or, as directed by my surgeon.

May God bless you, my friend.




Until next time...

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