The Song She Prays

The Song She Prays

There is nothing like talking to a friend and hearing her words echo something God is producing in my life and vice verse.

It is so validating and confirms that God is at work–not that I should need confirmation, but sometimes, I really do.

This past week, I spoke with a friend about some difficult circumstances in her life, specifically her child’s health. I told her the verse that is my “Truth I’m Standing On,” which is our Walkfm theme right now. She excitedly blurted out, “That’s the song I’ve been praying! I just don’t know what to pray anymore, so I’ve been praying that song.”

How cool is that!?

Something that seemed so casual and unrelated spoke boldly into both our lives at that moment. I had no idea how much that song meant to her and what an encouragement it would be to her that God is listening.

What a great reminder that God is in every detail. He orchestrates and uses everything in our lives to bring us hope and remind us that He is present, whether we are aware of it or not. 

This reminds me of my promise verse which comes from the book of Job.

“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but NOW my eye sees You.” (Job 42:5)

Job is at the end of what were probably his worst days, yet he found value in all of his suffering and loss.

Prior to this, Job was a model citizen, super parent, and all-around upstanding human. God greatly blessed him, “There was no one like Job in all the land.”

But, as each blessing was stripped away, and it appeared that God’s favor was gone, Job still didn’t curse God…even though his loving wife urged him to, “just curse God and die already.” Ok, in her defense, she lost everything too and now had to watch her husband suffer and all his “friends” accuse him of sin. Truth be told, I may have been just as “supportive.”

Anyway, so here is Job, after all of the loss and pain and finally hearing from God. Job realizes that his trials took him from a simple knowledge of God to standing in His presence.

What a powerful moment.

Although I pray that I never know the magnitude of his loss in my own life, I know some of you have.

Some of you have suffered great loss and are maybe still at the bedside of grief and pain. But please know that God cares. God wants to work through your suffering and loss to bring you closer to Him. Psalm 34:18 says that God is close to the brokenhearted…you are not forgotten.

Walking through difficult days gives us the chance to know God more deeply. I know it’s hard. I don’t want to come across at all like you should feel blessed to have such a difficult journey, but I do pray that these words will give you comfort and hope.

Job 42:5 is the Truth I’m Standing On.

What’s your Truth?

What verse or passage keeps you going and keeps hope in view?

We’d love to hear from you! Please comment below and tell us your verse.

 

Relatable Verse: Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 3:5&6

Relatable Songs to Listen for on Walkfm:

Truth I’m Standing On – Leanna Crawford
Oceans – Hillsong
Lord I Need You – Matt Maher
Holy Spirit – Francesca Battistelli
By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North
I Am Not Alone – Kari Jobe

 

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Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and a mother-in-law :D. She has over 28 years experience in youth and children’s ministries. Susan loves to write blogs, articles, devotionals, and curriculum. She has blogged for bible.org, and authors Mary Demuth, Lynn Cowell and Ruth Schwenk. Susan writes regularly for skitguys.com. Her passion is to help people live their Life In Stride with the Word of God.

2 Comments
  • Deanna Stewart
    Posted at 08:40h, 23 September Reply

    This story of Job brings back memories of dear friends of mine. 6 years ago their house caught fire. The oldest daughter, who was a
    young mother herself, grabbed her 2 younger brothers, 14 and 11 and tried to escape. They did but was severely burnt. Tiffany was only 26 and her Braxton 11 both passed away. Tre the 14 year old lived but spent many months in children’s hospital but is now doing fine. Now let the point that reminds me of Job. The dad was there praying with the fire fighters, EMS and sheriff deputies while at the same time his children were fighting for their lives. He is a strong man of God and knew who was in control. He told me later our children are only on loan to us from God and He has every right to take them back. He was so thankful for the time God gave him with those children. He continues to serve God and is such an inspiration to me.

    • Susan E. Greenwood
      Posted at 09:14h, 23 September Reply

      Oh my goodness! What a great truth, but in such tragedy. The dad’s words and strength of faith…I can’t even wrap my mind around that. What a great testimony. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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