Holding on, letting go, and finding joy and meaning in the midst of it all…life seems to be a balance of all these things.  As I grow older, I find more and more that what I need to hold on to, what is constant, is my relationship with God who made me and knows me.  Whatever changes in my life, He doesn’t.  And I’m so thankful for that.

I’m a musician, a pianist mostly.  Everything else springs from that…the vocals, the songwriting.  And in the past few months, I found that I have a problem in my thumb…no cartilage from overuse.  So I’ve been icing, heating, exercising, resting, bracing the thumb that I took for granted all these years.  My daughter and I were talking about Prokofiev the other day, and it hit me…I probably will never play that again.  Too much strain on the thumb.  And it made me sad.  Holding on, letting go, finding joy.  Loss is a part of life for all of us, but after the storm of sadness, there is still joy.  I can still play the piano, just differently, and I am thankful.  I don’t take it for granted anymore like I used to.  And I’m not just a musician; I’m God’s child.  And one day, all will be made new; no more tears and sadness.  And that’s joy.

I thought about not sharing all this, because I never want to be a downer, only an encouragement.  But I know that many of you are facing hard times also, and we are here to pray and help each other along the way.  Let me know if I can pray for you.   Blessings, Lisa

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.” – Isaiah 12:2a



2 thoughts on “Surrender

  1. As we grow wiser, (never older) I think that it is part of the larger plan that we find new ways to accomplish what used to be so easy. Knees wear out, eyesight gets dimmer, and yet, somehow, life becomes fuller. The sky bluer, the ocean more inspiring, and the breezes more refreshing. Your music is still beautiful and you are now sharing it thru your students.

  2. I’m glad you did share AND please know this – you are an encourager!!!

    DWN is right; as we age there are more & more of these things that once was taken for granted BUT it presents opportunity. Doing things a different way, larger appreciation for what was & obstacles overcome, greater love and understanding of the gifts from the Creator, joyous anticipation for what it will be like with Him forever, experiencing how our God is a Redeemer!!

    Yes, the music you play is beautiful and so is the music of your life!

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