Here are the lyrics that stuck out to me the most....
You can spend your whole life buildin'
Something from nothin'
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway
You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway
God is great
But sometimes life ain't good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway
You can pour your soul out singing
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they'll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
It probably has more impact if you listen to it... the first version is the shorter version by Lauren Alaina. The second is the full version by Martina McBride.
I don't know if I can thoroughly explain why this hits home with me, but I'll try. After tragedy hits, life becomes tainted. It's hard to rebuild, especially knowing that "one storm can come blow it all away"... but you build it anyway.
I'm finding (and believe!) that if you dare to allow it, tragedy can transform your outlook on life into something more mature, seasoned, and influential.
|The final product from my paint-by-number!|
That brown paint is like tragedy. It looks ugly and none of us can imagine something beautiful coming out of it, but God can take the ugly and makes beautiful colors out of it that couldn't get there any other away.
He's amazing. No matter what obstacles come my way, I'll serve Him, singing, dancing, living, and loving anyway.