Friday, 19 March 2010

Shadowlands



This song is very special to me. Late last year I went through a season where I was going through life in a haze. I couldn't tell if I was coming or going and I just couldn't see or figure out the direction my life was going.
I would sing along to this song countless times. When I listened to it I would enter my own little world because it would touch me deeply and stir me up. It was my way of communicating with God, letting Him know that I was hanging onto His promises that He made in His Word and that though I could not see where I was going I believed  He was walking 'with me through the cloud into the sun'.  I also looked up a couple of Scriptures which I would continuously mediate on every chance I got and slowly but surely things began to be clearer and shape up.

When going through difficult times it is very easy to break down and concentrate on what we are going through. Our challenges can easily become all that we think about and talk about such that they begin to dominant our lives. I have learnt that this is not the best way to handle our challenges. I have learnt that when we go through hard times and we find ourselves unable to think straight and take on a positive attitude we should confess what the Word of God says. The more we make confessions based on the Word of God the more the situation will change and the more our burdens will ease up. Talking from experience the Word of God works, what the Lord promised to do He will surely do, if only we can have faith in Him, trust Him and NEVER GIVE UP - Isaiah 53: 10 -11 
       As the rain and the snow
       come down from heaven,
       and do not return to it
       without watering the earth
       and making it bud and flourish,
       so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
       so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
       It will not return to me empty,
       but will accomplish what I desire
       and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

3 comments:

  1. Hmmmm...this post is speaking to me Shona! There's no word...and I repeat, no word that goes out of our Father's mouth that He will not do. His promises will never fail and He doesn't tell lies.

    "You promised me, that when I cry out You'll be there..." Liked that line in the song.

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  2. I am glad you enjoyed the post Jaycee.
    Our God is Almighty and powerful and nothing is too hard for Him.

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  3. I really love this cos I can identify with it right now. While my direction in life seem very clear, challenges around keeps hitting left and right. I only have God to call upon. I know for sure that this too shall pass...
    Thanks Shona :)

    - LDP

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