So yesterday my family and I set out to put in an application for an apartment. I filled out the form and handed it to the young lady. She took it and put in a rolodex and told us Debbie would get back to us. I was a bit disappointed that we weren’t shown some immediate options. However, I quickly reminded myself that God has a plan and I needed to wait on Him.
As we walked to the bus stop, I noticed that my mom’s demeanor had completely changed and that she had plunged even deeper into her depression. I quickly sprung into my speak-life-and-uplift-her- mode. I have always been the motivational source within my family that they can find comfort in. You know, the one who runs to everyone’s rescue. Don’t you see my cape?
Unfortunately, sometimes this leaves me without a resting place. As I worked on reassuring her spirit, I was also reassuring my dad while trying my best to keep my spirit above the waters. My dad decided to take a walk around the neighborhood while my mom and I waited for the bus to head home. While waiting on the never-on-time-Bergen-Beach-bus, mom pulled out her cell phone and called her lil sister for some encouragement. “Ah! I’m finally able to focus on building myself up for a minute”, I said to myself.
While standing there making my concerns known to God, I began singing some french hymns that I haven’t heard in a while. Huh, where’d that come from? I don’t even know the words to this song. As a matter of fact, I rarely hear this song. Why am I singing it? , I thought. The song which had me puzzled was, “J’ai quite le ciel pour toi” (I left heaven for you). As I hummed the song and sang the very few words I knew in my head, I realized that it was a love song from Jesus. The Spirit was singing this song to comfort me. It is then that I realized, The Spirit SINGS. Because I was feeling mentally burdened and emotionally overwhelmed, God caused the Spirit to sing.
Isn’t it amazing that in my state of confusion and moment of despair, God gave His Spirit a song to sing. God sent me a message of comfort through His Messenger. It is comforting to know that He will strengthen me in all circumstances and by any means necessary. So although I felt like I had no one to lean on at that moment, (the hubby was at leadership training) He sent His Spirit to be my rock.
As women, we are professional multi-taskers and unfortunately we get so caught up in helping others that we sometimes forget how to help ourselves. But Praise be to God that although we may sometimes forget ourselves, He will never forget us. When we don’t know how to comfort ourselves, He will sing to us a love song and remind us that He is still there.
The first sentence of the chorus to this beautiful french hymn goes on to say, “Je suis ton Sauveur, ton ami” (I am your Savior and your friend). How wonderful is that! In these two sentences He answered all of my silent concerns. He reminded me that He left heaven for me to show me how much he loves me. Then, He went on to remind me that He is my Savior and Friend. He is the one who can and will save me and He is also the friend who will hold me up. Wow, God is my friend. Now I am certain that He is my sure foundation.
The next time you start humming a hymn or gospel song you haven’t heard in a while (like since childhood), stop and run through the words. It may be that God has something to say. Better yet, He’s singing you a love song.
What a Savior and what a Friend!
Isn’t t good to know that the Spirit sings?
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do no know what we ought to pray for but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26
Thank you for leaving Heaven for me. I am so grateful that you loved me enough to come to this wretched world. I am comforted in knowing that you are my Savior and Friend. Now I know that when my spirits are down, you will cause your Spirit to sing. Thank you for being my rock and….
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