SING ANYWAY*


* "Some days there won't be a song in your heart. SING ANYWAY". Emory Austin


It was just me and my piano. It had taken weeks of pleading to get it delivered to our little apartment. My daughter was driving my old and sad car to school. It was an especially dry year to ride a bike to work so I had avoided getting soaked. But the bank clerk did give me a funny look when I rode up to the outside window to make a deposit.


Not one person complained about me playing the piano (at least not out loud to me). I had a handful of sheet music. Wonderful comfort came from one I knew well: "I don't know about tomorrow."

Because I really didn't know . . about tomorrow.


Looking back, and comparing life now while married to a good Christian man, I still don't know about tomorrow . . . and neither do you. Oh, we all make plans and often have been able to carry them out. But now it seems life here in the U. S. is as unpredictable as it is in a lot of other countries. But life on planet earth goes deeper than where we live. Only the Lord knows what is in store for us. So you can either fight Him til the end of life or trust Him to be by your side no matter what happens. I trust Him. I trust Him because I found Him (actually He is always the initiator so He found me.). I trust Him because His love letter is the Bible. I trust Him because He has been with me through trauma and illness / the death of loved ones, young / middle aged and elderly.


Back to the piano . . . there was not enough room to bring the piano to our condo. Besides the arthritis in my hands doesn't mind that fact. The hymn in still written and I have downloaded it for this blog post by Alison Krauss. I don't think it is legal to put it on a blog post but you can see it on my blog "Have Faith". However, one verse is missing so I have typed it below:


I don't know about tomorrow,

It may bring me poverty;

But the One who feeds the sparrow,

Is the One who stands by me.

And the path that be my portion,

May be through the flame or flood,

But His presence goes before me,

And I'm covered with His Blood.


If you don't understand the blood, let me explain. I knew a man, when he remembered all the sins he had done when he was young, he would say . . "All I can do is 'plead the blood'". He meant he had become a Christian . . he believed that Jesus died on the cross for him and His blood was accepted in payment by the Father God.

Meanwhile, this is my favorite go-to scripture verse for times of anxiety and worry.

It is in the New American Standard version which has the translation which speaks to my spirit, heart and brain (and I hope it does to yours also).


Do not fear, for I am with you;

DO NOT ANXIOUSLY LOOK ABOUT YOU, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 NAS





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