I have wandered; I have questioned the pain I have known in my life
When anger has blinded my eyes from seeing what is right
He has held me and carried me through the night
Through the years of my life
Through the changes, He’s never left me alone
So all the days of my life, I will follow Him
Till I reach my home; Till I reach my home
There is coming a morning when sorrow and shame will cease
God’s children who’ve suffered forever will live in peace
But until then, I will wait for Him on my knees
A lovely song by Fernando Ortega. I first heard this song just after it had been released in 2004 and it has been an anthem for my heart. Today as I meditate on the goodness of the Lord, I found myself singing it over and over again. Over the past few years, Fernando Ortega has risen to critical and popular prominence as a singer-songwriter of great depth and creativity. He is a storyteller, worship leader, artist and vocalist of unparalleled talent. He has been described by critics as gifted, engaging and refreshingly original.
Gen 28:15 – I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Psalm 31:19 – How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. Yes like Abraham Lincoln I can say – this is the hope that shall sustain me till life’s pilgrimage be past; Fears may vex, and troubles pain me,
I shall reach my home at last.
Facing tragedy, or life storms of any kind, can be extremely difficult. But in the midst of heartache and pain, you can find the hope and courage to go on. With God’s help, the help of caring family members and friends, and the encouragement found in the Bible and other resources, you will receive the necessary strength to overcome.
You may be thinking, “I don’t know how I could ever get through this.” Or you may be battling powerful feelings of despair, suffering, confusion, fear, worry, and even anger. These are all normal responses to tragedy.
But as difficult as this life storm may be, you are not alone. God is with you always. He loves you, and cares about what is going on in your life. He hears your cries and sees your pain. Moreover, He understands.
The Bible says, “And it was necessary for Jesus to be like us, his brothers, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God, a Priest who would be both merciful to us and faithful to God … For since He himself has now been through suffering … He knows what it is like when we suffer … and He is wonderfully able to help us” (Hebrews 2:17-18 ). Whatever we endure, His care is certain, His love is unfailing, and His promises are secure.