Pieces of my Life

 

Have you ever had the feeling that something bad was going to happen to you? You didn’t know what it would be, but you knew there was going to be some big trial ahead?

I’d had that feeling for years, though I wasn’t too concerned about it. My married life had always been difficult, but somehow we’d managed to stay married and I was learning things that helped me feel so close to God and to those around me.

Things unfortunately took a turn for the worst though, and I was divorced in February of this year. It hasn’t been easy, and it’s been a struggle to figure out what God’s plan is for me.

I was extra confused when I kept thinking about counsel that I had received from one of the leaders of my church, Elder Deiter F. Uchtodorf, who said, “If we do not neglect the great laws—if we truly learn to love our Heavenly Father and our fellowman with all our heart, soul, and mind—all else will fall into place.”

For awhile, I couldn’t understand why everything was NOT falling into place – my marriage, my family, everything was a mess – but I’m starting to see some evidence that God is still with me and that He still has a plan for me, even though this is not what I wanted or hoped for in my life.

Now I have some time to write music again. Now I can maybe share some of the stories behind the songs that I haven’t yet shared. Maybe some of this was God’s plan as well. I don’t know, but I’m going to continue to trust in those promptings and hope that things will work out.

I don’t have a lot of resources to make professional videos, but I’m going to just start and see what happens. This first video is called, “Picking up the Pieces”. I hope you enjoy it.

I can’t yet see the picture,

but I trust God and that He can.

Enjoy the music!

She Needs You More Than Me

Since God is the only person that really knows us, and what we need, as therapists, parents, and religious leaders, we have to rely on God for our inspiration. “She Needs You More than Me” is an inspirational song written for the Salt Lake City 2013 LDS AMCAP convention. It was written for those trying to bless someone who is struggling, and knowing that God is the one who heals, as we try to be His instrument.

Lyrics:
She enters in slowly, a little bit shy
I can tell there’s so much pain and sadness inside
But I have a hope that an answer maybe we’ll find

She tells me her story
As tears softly flow
From the words that she’s telling me
doesn’t feel hope
And I pray for wisdom that Fatther, only you know

Cause Father, you are the one who heals and saves us
And Father, you are the love we need
May I be Thy tool
As I hope to inspire
Comfort and guide her
Lead her from me to you
For like water that leads to the sea
I know she needs you more than me

We think of some things that this week she could try
In addressing this darkness and sadness inside
And hopefully something I’ve said
Will help with her life
But when I get home and can fall on my knees
Then I’ll pray for wisdom that only you see
And offer my imperfect hand to help her feel Thy peace

Cause Father, you are the one who heals and saves us
And Father, you are the love we need
May I be Thy tool, as I hope to inspire,
comfort and guide her
Lead her from me to you
For like water that leads to the sea
I know she needs you more-

So I’ll go right on listening for promptings and whisperings
So you can tell me what to say
And I’ll always rely on that fact you’re nearby
As our father in every way

Cause Father, you are the one who heals and saves us
And Father, you are the love we need
May I be Thy tool
As I hope to inspire, comfort and guide her
Lead her from you to me
For like water that leads to the sea
I know she needs you-
I know she needs you!
I know she needs you
more than me.

Copyright © 2013 by Lindy Kerby