Irony of ironies, the name of this long-time-coming original melody is “Soon,” though God’s appointed time for its release came much later than expected.
I still remember when the song, which is my mother’s favorite, dropped into my spirit four years ago.
You should have seen me hurriedly scratching the words down on a piece of notebook paper as they poured into my head and heart faster than my fingers could jot them down.
I was so excited about the encouraging melody, Daily Cup family, that I dialed up my mom and sang “Soon” to her over the phone before it was fully formed.
Instantly, she developed a connection to it, just as I had from the first time I heard it singing itself to me.
That’s how songs are introduced to me.
It may seem strange, but I hear completed compositions in my head without any actual accompaniment. The melodies in their rawest, most simplified form minister to me, warm my heart, and heal me, long before they ever reach the public.
In truth, were it not for God’s relentless urging, my personal songs would never see the light of day. They would remain soft whispers in the night and gleeful praises in the day for my ears only.
But more than just Dianna Hobbs needs to know that things will work out soon, right?
More than my mother, in whose honor the tune will be released, needs this song of hope, healing, and faith. It helped her through her breast cancer fight and many other difficult seasons.
I know it would help others too.
Keeping the song private would be selfish, because somebody else (maybe even someone reading this very blog post today) needs to hear “Soon” to be reminded that God has not forgotten you.
Though seasons of hardship feel very unpleasant, we each have to endure struggles, trials, and tribulations much longer than we want to.
Change doesn’t come as fast as we’d like.
I promise you, I know!
Our “soon” represents our “someday” when things will change for the better, but often, takes its sweet time arriving.
But I want to offer you some hope today. Whether the manifestation of our deliverance comes in hours, days, weeks, months, or years, know that God will sustain us in the meantime.
Though the timetable is uncertain, there is one thing we each know for sure. In times of trouble, God is always right there. To remind you of this, I’m stirring Psalm 46:1 (KJV) into your cup of inspiration, which says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
When you drink down the contents of your cup today, you will be reminded that although trouble, which doesn’t last always, sometimes lasts longer than we want it to, things will all work out soon.
In the meantime, lean on God, who remains your solid rock even when you’ve hit rock bottom.
Now let’s pray.
God, trouble never seems to go away fast enough and it can be difficult to hold onto hope while I am in a deep valley. So please help me trust You for a brighter day, even when it looks dark. Teach me to cling to my faith, knowing that, even though answers might not show up right away, you are ALWAYS there right by my side. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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