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So What's Happening?
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? I hope so. Yes, it can be annoying and sure, it can drive you crazy, but I have found that the songs that are stuck in my head get stuck there for a reason. Usually there is something within the song that Spirit wants to show me, a lyric or verse that I need to pay attention to. And every single time I find some relation to what's been happening in my life.
For the past several weeks the song has been a long time gospel favorite by John P. Kee titled "I Won't Let God." (I've put the video at the end of this post for you to enjoy and potentially work into your ear-worm)
There is no trial that He can't bring me through
There is no tunnel that He can't bring light to
Though I feel like giving up, in Christ I shall maintain
Because of my faith in God, my joy shall remain
Trials worketh patience and patience worketh hope
In spite of my situation, I won't let go
There is no problem I know that God can't solve
When I get into it, He's already involved
and then my favorite part:
You may be weary and feel you can't go on
My friend take courage, in Christ you must be strong
I think it's that last phrase "in Christ you must be strong" that gets me. Is it ok to feel weary and tired and rest in the comfort of God's embrace when we need to? I am sure it is- and I've been doing that a lot lately.
But it's also true that Christ living in me is the source of my strength. In Christ, whether I feel it or not, is unlimited strength.
There are days (perhaps you have them too) where I wake up and remember we are in a pandemic, and I feel like pulling the covers over my head. Yet it is Christ in me that helps me get up, it's Christ in me that gives me energy to meet today and every day!
Hold fast my friends!
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Rev. Linda Pepe
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