Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Looking Forward?

As I've mentioned in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there are times when music resonates throughout me, day after day.  Lately, this is what has been happening to me.

Every day, for close to a week now, I've awoken with a song on my heart, in my mind, resonating throughout me, day after day.  Why this is happening, I'm not really sure.  But, I think I have an idea.

The song was written by Dewey Bunnell and produced by George Martin, is sung by America and is entitled, Tin Man.  Here is a link to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FhQMoJkgiY.  The lyrics are below.

Tin Man

Sometimes late
When things are real
And the people share the gift of gab
Between themselves

Some are quick
To take the bait
And catch the perfect prize
That waits among the shells

But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please
Believe in me
When I say I'm spinning round, round, round, round
Smoke glass stain'd bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsud green like bubbles

Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please
Believe in me
When I say I'm spinning round, round, round, round
Smoke glass stain'd bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsud green like bubbles

No, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please believe in me

Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... Oooh... Oooh

Why this song has been on my mind, I really don't know.

However, I will say that for the last couple of weeks, since it was my deceased husband Gordon's birthday, I had been feeling rather low in spirit, whenever I thought about him. 

Sometimes I've asked God why I was not yet healed physically, and from grief.  And, why He hasn't yet restored my life, fully.

Somehow, I wonder if God hasn't been telling me that He would give nothing that I don't already have.  And, letting me know that I need to trust in Him.

Seriously, I am trusting in Him. 

And, I'm sure He knows it.  But, do I really have what He says I have?  Only He knows for sure, for His timing is not my timing.  Being only human, I cannot see everything that He has provided for me, in my life. 

So, all I can do is trust Him.  And, I do.

I'm sure He's aware that I have not been happy with my life, over the past couple of years.  So, it may be that He's also reminding me that I need to not just believe/trust in Him, but I also need to change the way I've been feeling about my life.  For sure, I realize I need to turn around, and stop looking back.

Instead, I need to carry on, looking forward.  Even, if it is not easy. 

Just as we read in Philippians 3:13-14, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

We all need to forget those things in our past, that we find upsetting.  Upsetting enough, to make us feel low in spirit.

We need to reach forth, and press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, just as we read. 

Am I alone having trouble dealing with an issue like this in my life?  Absolutely not.

Many people suffer this way, even when they are trusting in our Lord.  Like me.

It reminds me that Satan is alive and well.  He does whatever he can to hurt us, since we are Christians.

After all, he doesn't need to attack anyone who belongs to him.

And, God did tell us that we would face many trials in life.  As sad as this is, it is true. 

Almost every Christian I know is going through some sort of trial in their lives.  Many have had more than anyone could ever dream of.

The amazing thing to me, is that God is always there.  For me, and for you... if you belong to Him.  If you are a child of God, who is saved.

What must you do to be saved?  Believe upon the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).


Until next time...

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