I have a couple of favorite songs right now. One is a country song by Thomas Rhett called Life Changes. This song rings true with my cancer and the journey I’m on.
Ain’t it funny how life changes, you wake up, ain’t nothing the same and life changes
You can’t stop it, just hop on the train and you never know what’s gonna happen
You make your plans and you hear God laughing, life changes
With all the changes I have been going through this past month waiting to hear if there was any medication that would work on my cancer, to having to take over the role of caregiver to my parents, to vehicle problems, ect this chorus of this song really spoke to me. I like the part where you make your plans and you hear God laughing… It brings a smile to my face to think of God laughing. Whether it’s because He knows my plans are not what’s going to happen or because of something funny I did.
Life has always been changing and my plans for my life have never happened the way I planned. When I was younger, just out of high school I thought I was going to college and then run a big horse show barn and ride in shows all over the world That didn’t happen…
I went to college for a couple of semesters then found a horse I fell in love with and instead of going back to college bought this horse and put him and me in training to start hitting the big shows. That didn’t happen either…
I ended up selling the horse to my trainer and got engaged to a guy that I thought I was going to marry and live on a farm the rest of my life. That didn’t happen either…
Starting to see a pattern? My life has been full of ups and downs just like most people out there. But now as I look back over my life and see the things that didn’t happen I am so grateful to God for His plan for my life and not my plan.
I have ended up in my life in a great place! I am married, coming up on 6 years, to a wonderful man who has stood by me through this cancer and shows me everyday that he loves me. I have a group of friends that are more like family that I wouldn’t have if my life had gone a different route.
Everytime this song comes on I turn it up and sing at the top of my lungs and laugh along with God about life changes. God has taught me so many times in my life that His plan is always better and His timing is perfect. There are some wonderful verses in the bible about this subject.
Galatians 6:9 and let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up
Psalm 27:14 wait for the Lord, be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Ecclesiastes 3:1 for everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.
Another country song I like right now is by Kenny Chesney Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.
She rattled the ice in my plastic up I said “Yes mam’, fill her up tell me something good that I don’t know ‘cause this world’s been kicking my behind life ain’t been a friend of mine lately I’ve been feeling kinda low. And she looked back over her shoulder pointing to the sign on the wall that said…. Everything’s gonna be alright, everything’s gonna be alright and nobody’s gotta worry about nothing don’t go hitting that panic button, it ain’t near as bad as you think
During the past few months of struggles this song always helped remind me that everything was going to be alright. It took a long time for me to learn this lesson, but God has me and even when trials come my way I know that He is carrying me through them and I will come out the other side victorious. Instead of panicking or getting really mad I just start praying when things are going bad and God gives me a peace like nothing else. He has always brought me through the trials and I have learned a lot about God, myself, life and people by going through these trials.
Is there a song or songs that lift you up when your down? Is there a song that brings good memories and when you think back you are glad you are at where you are now in life? I would love to hear from you!
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“Everything happens for a reason. Wait on God and trust in Him. He wants the best for us. He wants to take us from glory to glory, and from victory to victory.”
― Germany Kent