When we are in our deepest grief

The famous singer/song writer Thomas Dorsey received a telegram during a performance telling him that his young wife had died. He was devastated with grief, all alone and far from home. But a little later he sat down at a piano and found himself playing a melody and singing words he’d never heard before: ‘Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand! I am tired, I am weak, I am worn, Through the storm, through the night lead me on to the light, Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home.’
He later said: ‘The Lord gave me these words and melody. He also healed my spirit. I learned that when we are in our deepest grief, when we feel farthest from God, this is when He is closest… And so I go on living for God willingly and joyfully, until that day comes when He will … gently lead me home.’

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