HOPEdancingSo, we got to go to the beach last weekend to visit precious family there and celebrate ThanksGiving.  Although there was lots to be thankful for, there was also, as always, lots of challenges that are being faced. Hope was facing a few challenges of her own, but you wouldn’t have known it.  She laughed, helped, talked, shared, and…danced.  We were at the beach and had had some conversations about the challenges faced, but when it was over, she danced.  So proud of that.  Because I really think that’s what faith can look like sometimes…dancing in the midst of adversity.

I have a very sweet memory of, years ago, when she was only around three. She was dancing in the sunlight of the bay window, twirling around in a little dress with her arms raised high.  We had been dancing and had good music playing when the phone rang, and I went to get the call.  Well, the call was letting me know about, well, another of life’s big challenges.  I felt so discouraged, but as I put down the phone and turned around, that little one was still dancing.  And I got it.  I smiled, and that’s when I started singing this song.  The words came out within a few minutes as I sang and had a new awareness of what faith can look like in adversity…sometimes, faith dances.

Here are the words to the song.  I hope they encourage someone out there today!

To Dance in the midst of adversity,

To Hope though there are no signs,

To Trust God in a world of uncertainty

where there seems to be more darkness than light….

To Rise above weights of circumstance,

To Fly with new wings of faith,

To Rest at the depth of my heart and soul

knowing the comfort of my Savior’s grace.

Trials come and trials go,

but will these trials be perfecting me,

preparing me for my place in Eternity

Day in and day out, the question seems to be…

Will I go my own way or the way He has for me…

in the midst of Adversity?

To dance in the midst of adversity,

To Hope though there are no signs,

To Trust God in a world of uncertainty

where there seems to be more darkness than light….

To Rise above weights of circumstance,

To Fly with new wings of faith,

To Rest at the depth of my heart and soul

Knowing the comfort of my Savior’s grace…..

Oh, in the comfort of my Savior’s grace,

I’ll dance.  I’ll dance….

I’ll dance

 

©Heather Halbert 2006