Christian music

A song can say it all

We are able to relate our own personal experience to the words in the song, which can bring new understanding to our own situation.

Growing up in the church through my teenage years, and attending Christian schools, I was taught from the Bible and learned how God wanted me to live my life for Him.

l really enjoy listening to Christian music. It’s lovely to hear the words and listen to music that reflect my own beliefs. One artist I really enjoy listening to is Amy Grant. I enjoyed going to her concerts when I was young. Her songs range from words of scripture being sung, beautiful praise and worship music, to real life Christian living.

One of my favourite songs is, ‘Better than a Hallelujah’

The words to the song are as follows …

God loves a lullaby
In a mother’s tears in the dead of night
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.
God loves a drunkard’s cry,
The soldier’s plea not to let him die
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah.

God does love to hear creation being thankful and giving him praise, and what I have learned is God deeply desires for us to share with Him every part of our lives.

He doesn’t want us to pretend we are strong when we are not. In Romans 12:15 (NCV), it says “be happy with those who are happy and be sad with those who are sad”.

So how can people meet us where we are and understand what we are going through if we are not honest and open about what’s really going on for us?

We also read in word that God is our heavenly father and knows everything that is going on yet allows it. We may not have the understanding of what God is doing or why He is letting life be the way it is, but we do have the comfort to know it’s not our struggle God enjoys, it’s the surrendering and acknowledging that we can’t do it on our own.

Crying out from our heart is a complete acknowledgment and surrender that we need help. It’s at this point where we realise, we do need a miracle, and God has proven to me over and over again that He does like to perform miracles.

Let’s not wait for everything to fall apart before we ask for help. Let’s be desperate for God’s help in every situation no matter how small.