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Music is my life.
There was a day when you would always find me singing. But lately, I find it hard to sing. It’s like there is a lump in my throat. And I feel kind of sad. So what’s a girl to do?
Always a Reason to Sing
2 Corinthians reminds me that our Christian life is not about being happy but about serving Christ. We are indeed jars of clay, cracked and broken but shining out the love of Christ. It’s those cracks and breaks that show the world we are His and that life can be fulfilling even in the valleys.
We are not promised a good life. We are not promised a bed of roses. Though if we were, I remind you the roses have thorns.
These scriptures remind us that even when we feel we cannot sing, we should look back at what God as done for us. If nothing else, He has saved us from our sin and promised us life eternal! This should be enough to give us His joy.
I’m reminded of the beautiful hymn, His Eye is on the Sparrow.
Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely,
And long for heaven, heaven and home,
When, when Jesus is my portion,
My constant Friend is He;
Oh, oh-oh, his eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watched, watched it over me.
I sing because I’m happy (happy)
I sing because I’m free (free free free)
For His eye, his eye is on the sparrow,
And I know, I know He watches over me.
He is my Constant Friend
God is watching over us. He cares about every detail of our lives. God sees us as His treasured possession! We can sing in this reality.
So don’t give up. Keep Singing.
Keep your eyes looking up. Be faithful to Him.
Allow His light to shine through you so that when you arrive at heaven’s gates, you will be bringing along a whole host of believers that found Christ because of your perseverance.
Sing to the Lord!
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Pastor’s Wife (retired) & Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.
13 Comments on “I Sing Because I’m Happy and Free”
Jars of Clay is one of my fave christian bands. Also check out the Japanese art firm kinsugi. It reminds me of your post. I’m in the 49 spot this week.
Agreed. . Jars of Clay. I’ll check out the art form!
Oh my! This is awesome. I have wanted to do a teaching on “cracked pots” for a long time. This blog post might be useful in doing so. http://www.acozykitchen.com/kintsugi-diy/ thank you Tara.
I just listened to an old version of Ethyl Waters singing this beautiful hymn. What an encouragement!
Popping in from 5 Minute Friday.
Such a good reminder! Thank you!
Jen at ymjen.com
Thanks for dropping by!
A beautiful post Mandy!
I’m a little teary today, a wave of grief has hit from losing my late husband, which hasn’t hit in a very long time… But my spirit can sing in His love & joy, for His joy is my strength & His strength is my joy!
You’re most welcome to join me in a cuppa at Tea With Jennifer,
Amen, such a lovely post. Blessings.
What perfect timing for your message! I love Mahalia Jackson’s version of that song! So powerful!
It’s a favorite of mine as well. Thanks for coming by
THanks for coming by. I love doing hymn studies!
So sorry about missing your husband. I can’t imagine really what that is like. Hold on to Jesus. He will carry you through. I’ll have to come by. I used to get updates for Tea with Jennifer. I may need to sign up again. Blessings to you. Mandy
Thank you 😀