Playlist + Prayer

If you’re anything like me, you believe there is power in music. It can calm, rejuvenate, and console. Some songs are branded by moments in my life that I’ve attached to them. Good and bad, songs stir my heart and evoke strong feelings and deep emotions. Like millions of other people, I’ve been listening to Adele’s new album on repeat. Isn’t she glorious? Oh, to have an ounce of her talent!

I’ve been captured by her song, Remedy. The lyrics cut to my heart, and I end up a blubbering mess by the end of the song. Please add this to your playlist immediately. When you’re done, read these lyrics.

I remember all of the things that I thought I wanted to be
So desperate to find a way out of my world and finally breathe
Right before my eyes I saw, my heart it came to life
This ain’t easy, it’s not meant to be
Every story has its scars

When the pain cuts you deep
When the night keeps you from sleeping
Just look and you will see
That I will be your remedy
When the world seems so cruel
And your heart makes you feel like a fool
I promise you will see
That I will be, I will be your remedy

No river is too wide or too deep for me to swim to you
Come whatever, I’ll be the shelter that won’t let the rain come through
Your love, it is my truth
And I will always love you
Love you

Confession. I am one of those Christians that turn everything into a spiritual issue and/or find deeper meaning in everything I watch, read, and listen to. I’m not sorry. It’s who I am.

Now, I’m not sure if Adele is a believer, but I swear Jesus is singing to me through Adele in this song. [Dear God, I’m turning into my mother. Spirit come.] There is something healing about taking our pain, and our scars, and the disappointments of life to Jesus and asking for a remedy. Because sometimes all we can do in the dark moments, the moments that are too hard to let even our best friends in on, is call out to God asking for a remedy.

This blog is not a remedy. Only God can provide that to you. My hope is to encourage, love, and maybe make you feel less alone in your journey. If you’re in that place of darkness, stop reading. Get on your knees. Pray. That’s where you start this journey. EVERY TIME. You start by crying out to God and asking for Him to be your remedy. There is no doubt in my mind that Chris and I made it through our darkest days because we had so many people praying for us.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16

If you’re too hurt to pray, and honey I’ve been there, then you ask someone to pray for you. If you don’t have anyone that will pray for you, I will. Email me your whole story or simply a subject line that reads, “pray please,” and I’ll do it. Don’t walk this journey alone.

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