When I Needed You
By Brenda Wood | Author and Speaker
Devotions | Monday, August 06, 2012
Mondays seem especially difficult. I notice the emptiness more for some reason and my heart is especially heavy today. So instead of eating, I write. The TV blares behind me but I don't really pay attention to “America's Got Talent” blaring in the background.
That is, I don't listen until I recognize the words of this song.
...If tomorrow never comes, will she know how much I love her? Will she know how much I care…And the grace of God pours over me all over again as I listen to the words of the song Ron chose for his funeral service.
You might think I grasp at straws, looking for some kind of purpose in my pain. Maybe I do. But somewhere a singer ‘randomly’ chose a song for his audition. Because he had a good voice, he made it to the stage and he got to sing that song all the way through without getting buzzed. And I heard it when I needed it.
Psalm 9:1-4 I'm thanking you, God, from a full heart, I'm writing the book on your wonders. I'm whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I'm singing your song, High God. The day my enemies turned tail and ran, they stumbled on you and fell on their faces. You took over and set everything right; when I needed you, you were there, taking charge (MSG).
Prayer: God, thank you for knowing exactly what we need and giving it to us. In Christ. Amen.
“I believe Jesus is the answer to every question.” Brenda Wood is a motivational speaker, writer and author of Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living. She is also a recovered bulimic who has gained and lost several 1000 pounds over the years! She understands the pain of overweight and the agony of life with an eating disorder. Brenda is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humor and quirky comments.
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