The Sour Notes of the World

Continuing my read this morning after a skip day.  No excuses, just didn't feel right posting what wasn't coming from the heart.  This morning a change of direction was felt.

I started writing in my thoughts first this morning before any reading, before prayer, before anything else.   It was dismal, it was hopelessness.

Here is an excerpt of what I wrote...
My struggle continues, struggle to get up, struggle to work, struggle to continue.  I don't have a good reason why, I am not dealing with anything major at the moment.  Work seems to be going ok, My biggest issue of the moment seems self-induced.  I am just losing drive, losing stamina, losing perseverance, Not sure why.  So what now?  

I continue on with negativity for awhile, until I stop and decide to read my devotion that I read on Monday... and it hit me.

The Sour Notes of the World.

As I read the first page of the chapter, it is about the melody of a world lost and without God, broken, weak, full of pain, hurt, disappointment, sorrow, fear as the world knows nothing else... It is without hope...  and there it hit me...

I am not without hope.  What I had written was the sour notes from a member of a choir that doesn't know Christ.  - That is without hope.   Why am I singing that tune?

I have a different tune that should I should be singing, one of joy, one of hope, one of a secure eternal future with Christ.

I needed to be reminded of that today, and one more reason why this time in the morning is so crucial.  


  1. We all go through those "sour note" times. Some last longer than others because we don't do the "math" required to figure it out. Your open heart, though a bit frazzled, "heard" from God today. Thanks for listening my friend.

    1. Thanks Bill, and sorry for the late response. I was not feeling well yesterday at all and as I posted this morning, slept most of Thursday afternoon until Friday morning. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Those sour notes can distort the sweet ones we should be hearing and singing, Ryan. The evil one never ceases to try and convince us that we have no reason to hope, when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we do. We have the greatest hope of all in our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.
    Blessings, my friend!

    1. Yes we do Martha, yes we do have the greatest hope! Thank you for your comment and sorry for the delayed response.


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