by Sandra Allen Lovelace  @SandraALovelace  #WallflowerWomen  #TimetobeYOU!

Have you ever noticed how music has a takeover effect, sometimes dire? In case you haven’t, or even if you have, let me share my experiences with the dynamic.

I was soaring with delight over a visit with a friend, thanking God for weaving our lives together and the blessings He gives. On my drive home, a song on the radio related an artist’s struggle. The tone and lyrics communicated a somber message, and melted my upbeat attitude.

On a hard day at home, negative thoughts crept in like a barn cat stalking a mouse. When I became aware of the threat, I turned on an uplifting CD. Pausing to open my heart and mind, the notes and message, relaxed my body and drew me into worship. The problem wasn’t resolved, but my approach became measured and reasonable.

Surely you’ve had times when a song grabbed your mind, and perhaps other parts of your body. The melody or lyrics repeat in your head and get you to whistle or tap your fingers. Other times you find yourself moving with the tempo or singing the words. That’s how compelling and irresistible music can be.

What if our life is a song . . . an anthem to raise to the One who made us and loves us without hesitation? Share on X

What if the burdens and brokenness we carry, the terrors and trauma we know are not the weights and complications we think they are? What if we’re simply humming a tune we can lift up to Him for relief and healing? And surrendered in His presence, the strains of His heavenly song will transform our ballad into a hymn of peace.

What song is playing inside you these days?
Is it time to sing it to the One who sees and cares, tends and rescues?

Let me know, how I can pray for you in confidence.


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    1. I’m so delighted to hear that, Cathy. I’m sure I’d like your Bethel and Andrew Peterson channels, if I had Pandora. As for this post, it was a massive labor to work my way through all I was seeing and feeling to make it coherent. Your words are an encouragement.

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