I go through phases where I listen to one song over and over again and will barely listen to anything else. For quite a while the song of choice was “The Words I Would Say” by Sidewalk Prophets. The first time I listened to it, the chorus really struck me.
Be strong in the Lord
And never give up hope
You’re gonna do great things
I already know
God’s got his hand on you
So don’t live life in fear
Forgive and forget
But don’t forget why you’re here
Take your time and pray
These are the words I would say
While listening to the words, it almost felt like someone was saying this to me. Like someone knew I needed to hear this at that very moment in time. I find that not many things can meet you where you are like a song can.
The first time I heard this song was around the same time that I was trying to figure out what was going on when it came to school. I think I knew deep down that nursing really wasn’t for me, but I was so terrified to admit it to anyone, even myself. Nursing was always what I “wanted to do”, so even the thought of doing something else completely terrified me. This song just reminded me why I should not be afraid. God has his hand on my life and as long as I am where he wants me to be, I can’t be in the wrong place. I can still do great things even if it’s not in the way that I thought it would be. For over two years, I think I had been living in fear of admitting that I didn’t like where I was. I just knew I needed to pray about where God had me going with my life.
This song kicked my butt into gear and comforted me all at the same time. I knew what I needed to do, but in that I still knew that God would be there for me even if some people were against me. Just remember that YOU will do great things, God has HIS hand on YOUR life, and always put YOUR trust in HIM. Those are the words I would tell YOU.