I recently released a music album called “Tribe & Tongue”; a collection of songs that I’ve written over the past few years. One of the earliest songs that was completed is a song called “Compass” – as far back as 2016, when I was part of the songwriting stream in the worship school Awaken Generation. Incidentally, it was during this period that our late Pastor Alfred Yeo was battling terminal stage cancer.
Given the assignment of finding inspiration and writing a song, one of the first things that came to my mind was the ordeal and agony that Pastor Alfred was fighting against. I set my heart to write a song that would bring hope and strength to him in his situation. The message of the song centers on the idea that God leads us through the most difficult periods of our lives.
He holds us when we’re confronted by adversities and knowing the nearness of God can still our anxious hearts. Like a compass, He directs our steps, and we can trust in His leading.
His Presence and leadership become one of the most precious and valuable promises we can root ourselves in when we go through crisis and uncertainties. I love how Psalms 73:26 paints that truth so beautifully; “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever”.
I’m thankful that Pastor Alfred had the opportunity to listen to the song before he passed on, and I’d like to believe that even for a moment, he was ministered by the song and found comfort and peace in God our Father. Music often has the wonderful ability to reach the depth of our souls and minister to our spirits supernaturally. Whether you are going through a difficult time that challenges your faith or facing a season of discouragement, I pray and hope there would still be a song in your heart that would become an anthem of hope, and anchor you in His steadfast and enduring love. May we always be reminded of God’s perfect leadership and unwavering mercies in our lives.
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