A while back I was feeling somewhat oppressed and alone. Not that I did not know that God would always be there. I knew it with head knowledge, but somehow I had forgotten it in my heart. So I really was not focused on the things I should have been.
As Christians we can get so busy doing, that we donâ€™t remember to include God. Then we are likely to feel alone and heavily burdened. All we need is a simple reminder.
Well, I happened to hear the words of the song â€œWhom Shall I Fearâ€ by Chris Tomlin.
You hear me when I call
You are my morning song
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the Light.
I realized I had forgotten the most important thing in my life: I am not alone and God is always with me. I needed to rely on God and not myself any longer. It reminded me of the passage in Psalm 139:9-12(ESV).
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,Â even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.Â If I say, â€˜Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,â€™ even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
No matter what I am doing or where I am God will lead me through.
Oh, but there is more, more to the song, which made me really focus on God and his omnipotence. No matter what, I have nothing to fear because God is all powerful.
I was listening to an interview with the artist Chris Tomlin on where this song came from. He mentioned the story in 2 Kings 6 where the servant of Elisha was afraid because of the great Syrian armies building up against them. Then in verses 15-17 Elisha assured the servant there was nothing to fear because Godâ€™s army was on their side. He couldnâ€™t see that so Elisha prayed the Lord would open his eyes. And the Lord did. What a vision that must have been. What a comfort to know the â€œGod of angel armies is always on my side.â€
I suspect the next time I sing along with this song on the radio the Lord will lay something new on my heart.
â€œIâ€™m holding on to Your promises, You are faithful.â€