I usually turn K-Love on my computer while I’m working. I was sitting here in my office, kinda in a funk, and Mandisa’s song, “Overcomer” started playing. I know everyone loves this song, most of you for the same reason I do. It gives me hope.
In a world where I can’t hear the voice of God, she tells me he speaks to me through the little things.
In a world where I can’t feel His presence, she tells me He IS there listening.
In a wold where I often want to give up because it’s Just Too Hard!, she tells me to just hang on. He’s there.
In a world where I think “I Can’t.” She tells me “You Can!”
Sometimes this song cheers me up. I feel encouraged. I feel stronger. I feel happier. I feel more confident.
Sometimes this song makes me want to cry. I feel ashamed for not having faith. I feel guilty for not trying harder.
Then I try to look back. I see all I have been through. I see God in the little things. I see where He gave me strength. He must have, because I certainly couldn’t have gotten through it without Him. I see where I was hopeless, but the dark eventually ended. I see where He had to let me learn my own lessons when I wouldn’t listen to Him.
And I straighten my spine. I try to ignore the dark thoughts I know aren’t mine. And I make myself realize, I Am An Overcomer. I may not be Robin Roberts, or Mandisa, or any of those people we have all seen struggle through so many tragedies, but I’ve had my own rocky paths to traverse, my own ravines to drag myself out of. He WAS there. He DID help.
Thank you, Mandisa, for making me realize this.
Thank You, God. I don’t say it enough, but Thank You. You have given me so many blessings that I don’t deserve. Strength, patience, a husband who loves me and who I love more than life itself, two boys who exasperate me endlessly, but I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. I had given up hope of having children. You gave my my family.
Thank You. From the bottom of my heart and soul…….Thank You.