One of the issues that I have had to deal with while fighting illness this past month was loss of hearing in my left ear. It felt and sounded like I was living under water although it has slowly improved. I thought I was doing great with it until I was listening to one of my favorite worship CD's and realized that it was hurting my ears....or so I thought.
You see, I wasn't hearing the music...or at least not all of it. I could only hear a certain range of sounds and I was missing others. So instead of beautiful harmony I was hearing discord...and then I realized that so often that's what it's like in my life.
The music hasn't changed but I'm not hearing it the same way. Whether because of illness, schedules that are too busy, fatigue, stress or difficult relationships, I don't hear the music and I think everything has changed. But really it's just how I hear it. I need to take a step back and be reminded that God hasn't changed or moved, and He is still here and in control. I'm still here learning to be still.....and slowly hearing the music again.