This post was written in the midst of our world experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic. Though it discusses topics specific to this time, its insights and scriptures can be appreciated at any time.
A time to scatter stones, a time to pile them up; a time for a warm embrace, a time for keeping your distance…Ecclesiastes 3:5 – The Voice
During the time of quarantine, now is the time for distance.
But this can make it easy to feel isolated. When we feel isolated and alone, it can be easy to feel forgotten or not cared about.
Lord, you seem so far away when evil is near! Why do you stand so far off as though you don’t care? Why have you hidden yourself when I need you the most?PSALM 10:1 TPT
Being isolated is hard, and it makes working at our relationships even harder. When we are physically apart, we need to grow in our relationship with God to help us be creative in how to be intimate and close in our relationship with him and others.
Discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them toward acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of love.Hebrews 10:24 TPT
God doesn’t want us to feel alone. He is there to help us be creative in how to be close, which in turn should drive us to look out for and love our friends who are also isolated. But this can feel easier said than done.
That’s where music can help us. Music speaks to the soul and helps us express parts of ourselves that are too deep for words. Through music, we can understand and express our sadness, anger, happiness, insecurity, and so much more.
Through music, we can go from feeling alone and distant to close and compassionate. In other words, we can go from “isolation to intimacy.”
This playlist is meant to display the same progression David went through in the Psalms – starting with songs about feeling lonely, rejected, and afraid of being known, and progressing to seeing how God loves us for who we are and understands what we go through.
Though this progression is meant to help you work through your emotions as you listen, you can listen to the playlist in whatever order you want – it is meant to help you work through, understand and express the emotions of your heart!