Thursday Tunes | Bon Iver – Heavenly Father

I had originally planned to do a different post today but life (and blogging for that matter) does not always go according to plan. (In this case it is hopefully a good thing).

I am absolutely been loving this song by Bon Iver below lately and I listened to it last night. To be honest, Bon Ivers lyrics are usually a bit elusive to me and I often do not really know what he is actually singing about (if you think that is a bit stupid, my excuse is that English is my second language). However, the last line of the song really stood out to me last night:

Heavenly Father / is all that He offers / a safety in the end?

I guess this question is kind of in line what many people perceive faith as – a thing to hold on to in the face of the inevitable end of each and every one of our lives, a comfort when we face death or the loss of a loved one. Some even see it as an ‘opium for the people’, causing us to not question the here and now because of a believe in justice that will be restored ‘in the end’.

I had a pretty bad week so far (one of those where everything goes wrong at once and then Donald Trump becomes president to top it off) and honestly, if all that I had was ‘a safety in the end’, I do not know how I would cope. The truth is that God offers me safety now. He gives me peace. Hope. Love. Renewed strength.

In our church we meet as a small group of friends each Wednesday night to pray and worship together and last night we sang a couple of songs that all talked about the fact that God is faithful, that His love is everlasting and that there is nothing better than to know Him. And even though this week sucks and I would like to hide in my bed and not come out again, I feel peace and I am hopeful because no matter what happens my Heavenly Father holds me safe. Now and forever more.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Dhini November 10, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Beautiful music

  • Reply Jolina November 11, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Amen to that. My faith plays an important part in my life too and through the really dark times, I just always hold on to the fact (which I know as a fact because of my faith!) that my life is in God’s hands. So how could I not be grateful? 🙂 Hope you have a better week!

    • Reply Britta November 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Yes it is such a good thing to know! My week actually got a whole lot better, thank you! X

  • Reply Dreammerin November 11, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    It’s so important …not stopping believin’ that good things are gonna to happen (especially in the hard times). Being grateful each morning for little things can cause some kind of ‘miracles’… <3

  • Reply Sabrina Barbante November 12, 2016 at 8:52 am

    There are moments where we just must have faith since this is what makes the word carry on. In God for those who believe in God, in people for those who still and always trust the magic that human kind can create, eve when thay don’t know it. Everything will be fine, if we’re brave enough to fight for it!

  • Reply Rose Sahetapy November 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Faith is like an anchor to our being which connect us to God or to another human being. It helps us go through all the moments, the easy and the difficult ones. Hope you have a better week.

  • Reply Tiina A November 12, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I hadn’t heard this before – absolutely beautiful! Never give up there’s always something good to come if we just have that faith.

    • Reply Britta November 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply janella panchamsingh November 13, 2016 at 5:24 am

    There is lots to think about after reading this post. Thanks for sharing

    • Reply Britta November 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      I am glad you liked it!

  • Reply Tania Potter - Soul Sense Coaching November 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Sorry to hear you had a tough week. I’m glad you have your faith to lean on when times are tough.

    • Reply Britta November 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      It got a lot better actually and writing always helps I find!

  • Reply Veethee Dixit November 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I totally agree with you on the point that blogging does not go according to the plan!

  • Reply Ana November 14, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Glad to know that you pray and worship together with a group of your friends on Wednesday evening! FAITH is the only hope we have in today’s world that keeps us alive!

    • Reply Britta November 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Yes! This world is so crazy, I am glad I have faith in Jesus!

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