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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, November 16th, 2018
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I went to a funeral of a friend a few nights after writing this song, and as I stood among the mourners, these words echoed in my mind.

As I took in the eulogies, and watched the photo slideshows, heard his wife and kids cry, I was struck with how fleeting and temporary our lives are. While we are here, what are we going to do? Who are we going to love? How will we try to make this earth a better place?

There have been times when I've cried out to God to hear me, and to save me from my “enemies.” I've asked him to save me from going down to the pit of despair, and to glorify his name through my life. Yet it hasn't always gone the way I wanted. In fact, many times it felt like I was crying out to a deaf ear, or worse still, wondered if anyone was there listening at all.

But I want to be like David; I think in every one of his Psalms, where he cries out in doubt and anger, he ends with a statement of faith. Yes Lord, you have turned my wailing into dancing; you have removed my “sackcloth” and clothed me with joy, so that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.

Lord my God, I will praise you forever!