God is like a radio station.
Bear with me, I’ll explain.
You have to tune in to hear a radio station, you have to tune in to hear Him too. And sometimes you might not like what’s playing, but don’t change the station.
I love music, I love the artistry of it, the complexities and nuances of it.
I dislike pop.
I dislike bland.
I dislike dirges.
But sometimes you have to go through a dirge to get to the beauty. Sometimes the bland leads to the brilliant. Sometimes life will throw you a One Direction track when all you want is a bit of rock. Sometimes Ed Sheeran clogs up your ears when all you asked for was a decent riff. Radio can seem that way.
But it’s not.
The DJ hasn’t deliberately played that terrible track to get at you, but He has played it for someone else. It might even be playing for you, but years in advance of when you’ll need to whistle that tune.
God is like a radio station. He broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sometimes your reception might be a bit weak, you might be going through a tunnel, or you might be in the middle of the country in the sunshine. You might not even want to listen to any music and switch the radio off, but that doesn’t stop it playing. Sometimes it might seem that there’s nothing on you want to listen to but there’s always hope of an awesome tune in the next block.
God is always there by the phone, taking your requests. It might not be the next song that He plays, or even the one after that, but it will get played. You have to be patient. Endure that track, your request is coming. God knows the best order to play them in, He knows the flow that sounds best, He knows how to mix the tracks in the best way for you.
You have to tune in.
You have to persevere through the tracks you don’t enjoy to get to the ones that stir your very soul.
You just have to tune in and listen.