…I asked [my mother], “How can you sing, with all that’s wrong?” She stated, “God is good. I’m going to sing anyhow.”Anthony Cobbs, “Oh, Freedom!” Our Daily Bread
Lauren Talley wrote about this topic in her song “Hallelujah Anyhow.” She said she’s going to testify of everything God’s done for her, how He’s never failed, how–even though the enemy (Satan) does everything he can to stop her and bring her down–she’s going to stand her ground and “watch God work it out somehow.”
Can we–can I–say that?
When we lose our job, or break up with a boyfriend/girlfriend, or bury a loved one, or have to move far away from everything familiar, or are diagnosed with a disease, or are struggling financially, or-or whatever. . . will we be able to stand our ground? Testify that God is good? Wait and watch until God works it out? Declare “Hallelujah anyhow”?
I think part of how we react is determined by how close we are to God. But I think the biggest part of our reaction is determined by choice. Will we choose to trust God? Will we choose to say that He is good, even when our world is going south and Satan’s telling lies to us? Will we choose to remind ourselves of His promises and of all the times He’s come through and of who He is?
Will we choose to say with Lauren Talley and Anthony Cobb’s mother and who-knows-how-many-other-believers:
No matter what comes my wayLauren Talley, “Hallelujah Anyhow”
I’ll lift my voice and say