The Soundtrack to the Rollercoaster of Life

There are a lot of things that are on my heart today. So many emotions and reactions have passed through this body of mine, that it reminded me of movie soundtracks. If you think about your favorite movie and it’s best moments, you will notice that many of those moments are accompanied by music; Music that matches or elevates the message of the moment. In these moments, the music can often make or break a scene. Have you ever thought about what an apology scene would sound like with horror music? Or what an action packed, fight to the finish scene would sound like with Gospel music? Your emotions would be all over the place right?!?

In the same way that movie producers and music directors work to create memorable scenes for their audiences, God has given us words and promises that correlate with the events in our lives. In times of self-doubt God reminds us that we are His handiwork, created in God’s own image (Ephesians 2:10). When you are having a hard time being obedient and accepting correction you can sing the tune of Hebrews 12:11 (NRSV) “Now, discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Even on the days where the scenes of life have you anxious and feeling overwhelmed you can replay Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” There is indeed a song of scripture for every scene in your life. In the moments where your inner soundtrack or the music of others doesn’t match the scenes in your life, you can trust that God has a song of promise, hope and love for you to play. Pick up his word and let the music play over you and become imbedded in your heart.

I can’t wait to see the finished scenes of your movie.

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