Spring 2020 brought some sudden, and quite extreme, changes to the whole world. I think we all reacted to said changes in different ways, depending on our unique personality or circumstances. I did not like the changes one bit, nor those that quickly followed in my personal life, and found it very difficult to adjust to them. There were times in that period when I tried to handle things in my own strength. They were the worst days, but there were other times when the Lord enabled me to lean on him instead. When I felt alone, I knew he was with me. When I was despairing, I could find hope in him. When I had no energy to do school work, he gave me the motivation to keep going. Sometimes he accomplished this through his word, sometimes through prayer, and frequently through music. Some of these are the songs that he used to speak to me during that month and a half. Others were ones that reminded me of loved ones I was missing. Some are just songs that I thought were interesting or fun. I hope you’ll enjoy them, too.
Abide with Me, Indelible Grace Music
April, Come She Will, Simon and Garfunkel
How Firm a Foundation, Fernando Ortega
I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130), Shane & Shane/Keith & Kristyn Getty
He Will Hold Me Fast, Keith & Kristyn Getty
Though you Slay Me, Shane & Shane
The Lakes of Pontchartrain, Paul Brady
Dark Hollow, the Grateful Dead
In the Palm of Your Hand, Alison Krauss
I put together a playlist for my friend’s baby shower, and ran across this song. I’d never heard it before and thought it was so sweet! Here are a couple more songs from that playlist.
Everything Changes, Sara Bareilles
Return to Poo Corner, Kenny Loggins
That was a long list, but I honestly had a hard time narrowing it down that far! Music is such a gift, and I’m grateful to have had it during this season.