The past week has been extremely difficult as my mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery.
And yet, since the trouble first came, spiritual songs and helpful scriptures kept coming to my mind. I’d remember songs I sang in church growing up. Promises from God’s Word would pop in my mind. These thoughts really helped me combat negative thoughts and fear.
As I was walking into the hospital the other day, humming the song, “I am the Lord Your Healer,” a realization dawned on me.
I have been making investments. For so many years, I’ve spent a lot of quality time with God. I’ve prayed a lot. I’ve read the Bible. I’ve gone to church. I’ve went on mission trips. I’ve listened to worship music. I’ve sang it in my car. I’ve allowed the Lord to be a close friend.
And now, when I am in a tough time, all those investments are paying me back. With faith. With joy. With hope. With strength. With sleep. With smiles. With a song to get me through the day.
I am so glad I invested. I’m glad I persevered. And, I am so glad God invested in me. Because He loved me first; I just chose to run to Him.
“I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32