This morning as I was listening to the song “Healing Rain/Let it Rain” by Michael W. Smith, I was overcome by compassion for so many people. A lot of people came to mind, starting with myself. It is a song that carries so much healing power and a lot of people would benefit from it.
You can watch it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz12DuTGC0Q Share it with anyone who you think needs to hear it.
I believe we all want the same things – faith, hope, and love. The need for these ideals manifests differently in our unique individual lives. But in large part they are at the core of who we and they shape our lives; our joy, our fulfillment, our dreams, and our families, and our legacy.
If we allow it, the hurt or pain we have experienced in our past and the mistakes we make along our individual journeys, can erode our faith, our hope, and our love. It doesn’t happen overnight, but over a long period of time. It is subtle, and therefore un-alarming. We never notice the erosion, until the effects manifest in our external lives – in our outlook on life, our joy, our energy and passion for life.
When we do notice, it is rarely an aha moment. It is more a slow realization that things aren’t quite working out the way you imagined in your life. This can take time. It can be several years of alternating feelings of denial, confusion, and hopefully acknowledgment. Continue reading