Have you ever had a song get stuck in your head and it plays over and over and over? It’s like you can’t get it to turn off. You hum the melody as you hear the artist singing the words in your mind. There’s just no escaping it. Have you been there?
There’s a newer song called “No Matter What” written by Ryan Stevenson and features Bart Millard’s, from the band Mercy Me, voice. It’s based on 2 Corinthians chapter 12, verses 9 and 10. Paul wrote 2 Corinthians at a vulnerable time in his life. He had learned that the church at Corinth was struggling, and he sought to take action to preserve the unity of that local body of believers. He wanted to give them hope.
The scripture reads, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
The chorus of the song “No Matter What” says “No matter what you’ve done, You can’t erase His love, Nothing can change it, You’re not separated, No matter what”. When we suffer such painful loss, such as in divorce, we feel as though we’re lost. We often ask ourselves what’s our identity now? What is going to happen to me? I was a wife or a husband, now who am I?
There are those who would have us believe that we are washed up, damaged goods. These people would have us believe that God has or will turn His back on us. That we will never be able to be used by Him in any way. What a lie!
The truth is we are still daughters and sons of the Most High God, if we’ve received the gift of salvation. We are weak but He is strong! We only need to tell Him about our struggles, our pain, our loss and He is faithful to come along side us and be the strength we need to get through it all. As we move through our healing process, He is there at every step. At the right time He begins to give us glimpses of our future and the amazing destiny He has for our lives! Your story becomes a testimony to His grace, strength and love. Another song lyric comes to mind, I am weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me!
The ending of Mr. Stevenson’s song sums it all up, “No matter what you’ve done You can’t erase His .love, Nothing can change it, You’re not separated, No matter where you run, He’s always holding on. You’re still a daughter, you’re still a son, No matter what. “
If you’re struggling with who you are and Who’s you are, I recommend you listen to this song and allow it to get stuck in your head. Let the works roll around in your head until they land in your heart and you know that you know you are a daughter, you are a son of the Most High God!