Perseverance

Sometime during this past week, a song entitled “Overnight” by musician Amy Grant showed up on my YouTube recommended videos. I had never heard this song and didn’t know how I missed it. The song is from the CD “Somewhere Down The Road” by Amy Grant from 2010. I started wondering what was going on in my life in 2010 that allowed me to miss this popular song.

2010 was a tough year for me. My husband had lost his well-paying job in the summer of 2009 and we were in deep waters. The economy had tanked, he had taken a job that paid about a third of what he had previously earned and we knew our savings were not going to keep our ship afloat long. Our kids were struggling too, exacerbated by our financial woes.

I thought there was no way out and that things would never be the same. Some of our circumstances remain difficult, however, many things have gotten better. They didn’t change overnight, but little by little over a period of time.

All of this may explain why the lyrics of this song resonated with me. When I first listened, it took my breath away. It speaks of what God lovingly taught me during that particular rough patch in the life of our family.

Here’s the song, and these are the lyrics:

So, you’ve handed in your resignation,
Contemplatin’ why nothin’ turns out right.
A little fed up with all the disappointments,
So what’s the point in wastin’ any time?

It’s only temporary, so what’s your hurry?
No need to worry.
Don’t you know that,

[Chorus]
If it all just happened overnight,
You would know how much it means?
Yeah
If it all just happened overnight,
You would never learn to believe
In what you cannot see,
Ooh
What you cannot see.

I feel like my pace is at a standstill.
Do I wait ’til it falls into my hands?
A long highway ahead, gettin’ started.
Steady hearted is what I think I am.

There’s somethin’ to be said for experience.
Who knows what’s ahead. Keep on goin’.

[Chorus]

(Take it a day, a day at a time)
One foot in front of the other,
(Take it a day, a day at a time)
No need to hurry, hurry.
(Take it a day, a day at a time)
It won’t happen overnight.
It won’t happen overnight.

Have a little faith,
(Have a little faith)
Must appreciate,
(Must appreciate)
Every single day,
Don’t give up, no.
Have a little faith,
(Have a little faith)
Must appreciate,
(Must appreciate)
Every single day,
Don’t give up, no.

[Chorus]

If it all just happened overnight,
You would know how much it means?
Yeah
If it all just happened overnight,
You would never learn to believe
In what you cannot see,

Have a little faith,
(Have a little faith)
Must appreciate,
(Must appreciate)
Every single day,
Don’t give up, no.
Have a little faith,
(Have a little faith)
Must appreciate,
(Must appreciate)
Every single day,
Don’t give up, no.

God bless you!

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