Thursday, April 16, 2015

Through All of It...

I'm an avid listener to Christian music through Christian radio (shout out to WAYfm and Klove) and there is a song playing right now that I L.O.V.E.

It's from Colton Dixon....

The chorus goes a little something like...

I have won
and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life's been a journey
I've seen joy, I've seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it

I was listening to this last night and thinking about the WRITING journey, and how appropriate this song is for both life as a whole and this crazy ride we are on.

We win some. We get that contract. Publish that book. Sign with that agent.

But we lose some too. That rejection. Lose an agent. Crummy book sales. Readers who aren't so fond of our books.

I KNOW I can say about my books that I've gotten it right on occasion, but man, sometimes my look at what I write and think, yeah, that's not it.

This WRITING life is a journey. You'll have joy, and I can promise you'll have regret. But here is the BEST part. God's still our God through all of it. He is walking beside us, through the good times and the frustrating ones. Through the times of crazy busyness like our sweet Pepper is experiencing right now, and times of disappointment and frustration, and times of waiting.

Sometimes it's good for me. To stop and remember that all this is normal. It's indicative of LIFE as a whole. And that regardless of it all, God is always my God. He loves me. He is God OVER all this "stuff."

It's such a simple truth yet so profound.

If you've never heard the song, I highly suggest it. Linking to the Youtube video below for you.

 When things are wild busy or frustratingly not... take a moment to sit and remember.

Through it all.... God is there.

He is present.

He is with you.

And that's enough.


Jeanne Takenaka said...

Krista, great words here. Our writing life does seem to reflect life as a whole. The ups and downs, joys and disappointments, the choices on how to respond to every situation? That's ours to make in our writing lives and our real lives.

I don't have time to listen to the song right now, but I'll swing by and listen to it a bit later.

Susanne Dietze said...

Precious words. It is so important to remember God is with us in every moment, in every task. Thanks for the reminder this afternoon.

Krista Phillips said...

Jeanne, it's an awesome song, you won't regret it:-)

Susanne, yup. Every moment. Isn't that AMAZING?!?