Music Monday– Even If

Do you ever just get tired? You’re tired of holding on. Tired of believing and keeping faith. I believe the Bible promises freedom and health…it just might not be on Earth. God can even resurrect the dead, like Lazarus. But what if He doesn’t? What if the story for you is to wait twenty-five years like Abraham? What if it’s to lose everything like Job? What if your story is ultimate healing in a glorious body in Heaven?

I have gone through so many times where things are just tough and heavy. It’s hard to persevere. It’s not that I doubt. Oh, I know God can do anything. It’s remaining at my post when I’m impatient or want an update on the matter from God. It sure gets hard to sing “It is well with my soul.”

Why are some healed instantly and others suffer for years? Why are there stories of miracles and others die? The only answer is God is sovereign and has a plan above our human knowledge. So, how can I deal with that? I have to sacrifice my own feelings and thoughts and surrender them to God. Trusting Him is the sweetest feeling I have ever known. I am not meant to carry those burdens. Those are meant for God. I am meant to trust as a little child trusts her parents.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

4 thoughts on “Music Monday– Even If

  1. Life is not “fair” and although I have many medical issues, I know so many have it a lot worse than I do. Just surviving for many…as in Africa, Ukraine, or the earthquake in Syria & Turkey is an issue. But I do continue to pray.

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    1. So true. Everyone has their own trial and in the Western World we are so blessed compared to people in other nations. I’m sure the Christians there understand this concept even better than we do.


  2. I’ve always found much to reflect upon in Hebrews 11, the “faith” chapter. All the by faith so and so did such and such are followed in the chapter with the poignant words, “then there were those,” the ones who were not delivered, the ones who suffered the utmost, “of whom the world was not worthy.” A person’s strength of faith, nor value to the One in whom faith is placed, is not necessarily measurable by visible success.

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    1. Hebrews 11 is a remarkable chapter. I know I have taken encouragement from the fact that even though men like Abraham stumbled and we would say they doubted, that’s not how God ultimately remembered their mistakes. It is also noted that none of them received the ultimate promise, which was Christ, and that we have actually gotten the promise they had faith for. So I think you’re definitely right that faith is not measured by visible success. I have to remind myself of that a lot.


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