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With a tired but always light-filled heart, today's theme in song takes the challenges of another week and packages them in a pretty box called Hope.
It doesn't matter if we're blessed with a cosmic understanding of life or even if God personally whispered the secret to life in our ear, the fact remains, we still have to 'live this life'. Yep... no escaping that part. We're not alone in our tribulations.
Hope in Front of Me, by Danny Gokey
(Lyrics) I've been running through rain
That I thought would never end
Trying to make it on faith
In a struggle against the wind
I've seen the dark and the broken places
But I know in my soul
No matter how bad it gets
I'll be alright
If you're thinking, 'I'm probably writing this because I must be sitting perched safely at a distance from life's trials or, that things must be easy for me since I'm able to write about hope', well let's just say you wouldn't pass go or collect $200 on that thought :)
Without getting into a long list of my own troubles I'll just say that I've had more than a few people admit they couldn't have survived my path. But, knowing them, I'm sure they could have. Reading other people's stories of hardship, I'm guilty of thinking the same thing...'I couldn't have survived that!'
So what's our common denominator?
When we have friends who help us, we have hope
When we pray, we have hope
When we laugh at our difficult circumstances, we have hope
When we've worked on something for years to have it fall apart in a day, and still find the strength to move on and continue, we have hope
When we reach out to hold someone who hurt us, we have hope
When a part of ourselves dies as our loved one passes away, and still wake up the next day to put one foot in front of the other, we have hope
When someone we love with all of our being goes through and then breaks free from addiction, we have hope
When we lose a home, and move on from that, we have hope
When our baby is born still, and we find a way to understand this immeasurable, seemingly pointless pain, we have hope
When our trust has been violated, but have the courage to let it go, we have hope
There isn't anything else that comes before Hope. Healing begins with Hope
If you're struggling, and wondering how in the world you're going to get through this storm, may the lyrics of this song remind you, as it does me, that 'this too shall pass' and 'we'll be alright'.
Here's to the sun shining on the inside.by Barbara Tremblay Cipak - Country Music Reviewer
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If you enjoy Danny Gokey's Music, you can find more about this 3rd place American Idol Finalist from Season 8, on his Website DannyGokey.com