When the tears fall

I have known this song for a number of years. It brings tears to my eyes every time I listen to it. The lyrics are so powerful and so true.

Sometimes in life we find ourselves on the edge of losing everything we have. We damage our relationships as well as ourselves. We go through things that change us and we have no control over them. We do things that have consequences. We say things we do not mean and we hurt those that we love.

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I have found this song a real comfort to me when I have felt alone or lost.

Four years ago I moved away to university. I loved my first three months and I made friends with those I was studying with. Just before the Christmas break there was a major fall out within the halls of residence I was staying in. The whole block became divided and things got very, very nasty. Hurtful things were said, doors were slammed and comments and laughs were thrown at me everywhere I went. I often went into my room, locked the door and put on this song. I clung to the lyrics as though I was clinging on to my life. I knew that what was happening around me was not going to last forever. I knew that there was a time when God would remove me from the situation. I hated the waiting. I got very scared, anxious and locked myself away. But I knew God was faithful, and I knew He was right there with me in what I was going through. There were times, back then, when I would put this song on, and lie down on my bed with tears streaming down my face. I was losing hope, my heart was aching from what had been done and said to me and nobody was there for me. For the last few weeks I was in that place, nobody spoke a friendly word to me. And that really hurt. I spent two years after that building myself back up and regaining my confidence.

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Four years on and I am still clinging to God. The words of this song are still very close to my heart. God has healed me of the hurt I went through at university. He has given me answers to the questions I cried to Him when I was alone in my university bedroom. Even though things are not perfect right now, I will still praise Him. I will still worship Him with everything I have. Because He IS faithful and He IS true.

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