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January 2, 2014

Heavenly Father Loves and Uses Music

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ryan Best @ 6:00 pm

A year ago, I was having a tough time reading my scriptures and saying my prayers. On top of that, I had just barely gotten my braces on and was dealing with a few minor health issues. I would have days where I would constantly just feel sorry for myself because things didn’t seem to go my way.

One night, I was especially grumpy. The next day was fast Sunday, so I was trying to not eat anything until I broke my fast after church. However, I was very hungry, and my new braces only added to the fact that it was hard for me to eat anything with a sore mouth anyway. I was hungry, I was sleepy, and I felt distant from God.

When I went up to my room, I very quickly felt more stressed because the room was so messy. But instantly, the words of a song came to my mind: “It’s your time, it’s your destiny to shine.” The words kept repeating in my head, so I pulled out the CD and started listening to it. The CD was the LDS youth CD from the year before, so I knew the songs and thought of the words as the music played.

Pretty soon I had listened through all the songs and was on to the performance tracks at the end of the disc. For the first time in a while, I actually wanted to read my scriptures. So I pulled them out and began to read them. As I read, I noticed that if the performance tracks had been playing the words from the song, the words would have went right along with what I was reading. As the track changed, I was surprised to hear the same song play again. I later learned that that was the order the CD had been burned, but at the time I had no idea. I know that it played in that order for a reason.

I finished reading my scriptures for the night and began to say my prayers. This time when the track changed, it played a song that went right along with what I wanted to express to my Heavenly Father that night. The Spirit was so strong, I wanted to start crying.

I have learned that God often comforts me through music. Music connects to me, so God reaches out to me through it. It is different for everyone. God will reach out to us in the way that we will respond best. Just because it’s different from the way He reaches out to someone else doesn’t mean we shouldn’t listen. I learned that night that God has an infinite love for each one of His children. He knows each of us better than even we know ourselves.

I was reminded that Heavenly Father is there, and He is mindful of me. He is mindful of all of us. Even when things don’t go the way we want them to, He still loves and will help us. I know that in the strength of the Lord, all things are made possible. Nothing is too small to be overlooked by Him. He knows who I am. I am not just another person in His eyes, but I am a unique daughter of infinite worth. We are all unique sons and daughters of God! I know trials are here to strengthen us. He will never make anything harder than we can handle. I love God so very much. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

By: Beth Ericson

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