We all have a story don’t we?
My story isn’t your story.
Your story isn’t my story.
We all have different stories.
I heard a song about a rape and the ashes of desperation it left behind. I didn’t write the song title down. I wish I had.
But as I listened to the lyrics a lot of the content gave the idea that God doesn’t care about you.
Because, really, what kind of a God would allow rape to happen?
When the song was over I was left with an empty feeling. My heart hurt. The message was that God is a waste of time because pretending that God has a plan and purpose for you is nonsense.
You’re on your own.
So, just forget God.
Others Have a Story
But there are many, many stories of people who have experienced horrible things—sick stuff—yet climbed out of that slime and found a new direction and meaning in spite of what happened.
Some of those kinds of stories come from singing artist Nicole Nordeman.
Nicole sings about our messy lives.
Nicole sings about the activity of evil, about numbing pain, and about immobilizing suffering. And,
Nicole offers in song the someone who can make us better.
Nicole wrestles with the idea of a God who cares even when we don’t think so.
Someone commented, “… everything she sings goes right through me and it makes me cry … I can feel God’s Spirit in her voice.”
God Completes Your Story
You can get a feel for the story of your life by letting Nicole’s songs become a soothing balm to heal your wounds. Listen to the lyrics as Nicole sings:
“Just as I am,”
“To Know You,”
Then ask yourself, Does God have a plan and purpose for my life?
Try to get a feel for the story of your life.