I LOVE music. Always have! Almost anything creative really speaks to my heart.
Music has a way of communicating, with or without words. I feel it weave in and out of my cells. It can alter a mood, it can change a mindset. I have to be careful what I listen to sometimes because it can be so powerful.
I made a playlist recently of songs that I need to be listening to right now. They express how I’m feeling, prayers I wish I had the words to pray, and Truth I need to cling to.
I like it because it is honest. It is not super sweet “Love Jesus and all will be honkey dorey.” I don’t respond well to lyrics like that. This one addresses the pain, but reminds me of the Truth. And this is what I am able to do because of God’s sacrifice, His love, His grace, His mercy, His power. I CAN praise Him in the storm. It doesn’t take away the storm, but the fact remains that I can praise Him. I do have a lot to be thankful for! I am loved by my Abba!
I hope it can bring you some hope and encouragement today also whether you are walking through a storm or not. We can all probably relate to this at at least one point in our lives.
Casting Crowns: Praise You in the Storm (I’m not endorsing the video, I just wanted to provide a link for you to be able to listen to the song)