Sour Notes


sour-notesSomeone has said, The sweetest songs are those which tell of saddest thoughts. Those sweet songs are only sweet because of the difficult experiences of life.

Imagine the phony sound of Psalm 23 apart from David’s personal experiences in needing a Shepherd in the valley of the shadow of death and the presence of his enemies; or Psalm 27, which David wrote after he fled from King Saul into the wilderness.

Never discount any of the sour notes in your life; they are orchestrated by God to build the sweet and poetic hymn of His song in you, each note penned with love by grace.

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me (1 Corinthians 15:9-10).

 

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