During such times, I withdraw from the world...
I become invisible
Perhaps, this is the reason I intermittently disappear ... even from this blog.
During the last of such times, I was again "touched" by my Faith
God has put me through trial after trial in the past year. Most recently, my trusting nature has been abused by someone and has caused me an almost unbearable emotional burden. A few weeks into the problem, a long-ago song of Basil Valdez – “Lift Up Your Hands” – got stuck in my head. I searched music stores for days before I finally found a copy of the CD. Like a child who finally gets his dream gift , I rushed excitedly from the store and made a beeline for my car where I immediately played the song.
Just a few seconds into the song, my eyes started swelling, and I broke down in tears in the solitude of my car. God’s message and Basil’s voice had transformed my car into a chapel. I have never felt so connected to God as I did in those few minutes of humbled sadness...
The song had become an instrument of God’s grace.
And truly, I “lift up my hands” to the Lord ...
His will ... not mine
I find peace in that...
And He said,
"Cast your burdens upon me,
Those who are heavily laden
Come to me all of you who are tired
Of carrying heavy loads
For the yoke I will give you is easy
And My burden is light
Come to Me and I will give you rest."
( song lyrics based on Matthew 11:28-30)