I went to a concert on Tuesday. Four old-school groups in one concert. I loved being in a room with such high energy. We were on our feet, singing along and dancing to the music. Music that we listened to on the radio when we were kids, that played at the roller rink and at our dances. Music that brought back fond memories of simpler times.
I attended the concert for the last act. I realized quickly that his new music had taken a decidedly darker turn. Songs that are so against what I stand for and what I believe.
I know this man’s music. I have heard his earlier song about talking to God, and now…these anti-God lyrics?
Music gives us a false sense of intimacy with the artist, so when I heard the new music, it disturbed me. The music is still great, but the lyrics…
What causes a person to totally be against God like that? What do they have to be going through? What did they go through to believe God doesn’t care about them?
I get it to some extent. If you look at the world, with people dying all over the globe, people living in poverty and going hungry, it does seem like the cruelest thing God could have done was give human beings free will.
I even have days where I wonder where God is and why He has not intervening in my life, but I quickly get over it because I have experienced God. I know better. God has save my life countless times. God has healed me multiple times as well.
But my experience is not others’ experience. Each of our journeys is unique. I cannot make people believe as I do. I can only present my testimonies of what God has done for me. I can only pray, then leave the rest to God.
When we encounter people in our lives, we need to be compassionate, knowing that they are going through something. Instead of doing battle with them, we need to take them before God in our war room. Then let God fight the battle.
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