The Violinist

So many times we complain about tension and stress in our lives. If we could just have some peace, we could accomplish something. But consider the violin. It is tension and stress which make such beautiful music from this instrument. Without the proper tension, the strings are not able to 'sing' as they do under the skilled hands of the musician.

The same is true in our lives. If we realize that God is the concertmaster and if He is in control, the tension and stress is part of the plan. He knows what we are capable of under His control. He holds us safely in His hands, tightening the strings to the proper tension so that when He sets the bow to string, we 'sing' under his skilled playing.

God knows we need rest as well, and we can trust Him to provide this at the right time. A beautiful musical composition is not only made of melody, but of the rests in between the notes.
Those help make the melody what it is. And it is only when the Master tightens up the strings, rosens His bow and plays the melody, notes and rests working together, that we are able to accomplish His perfect plan.

Let us learn obedience and thankfulness for these times of tension and rest that God may be glorified. And rest in the knowledge that He loves us and wants what is best for us.

Always traveling towards home.

The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
When he falls he will not be hurled headlong,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Psalm 37:23-24


  1. Beautiful...

    I jumped over here from the Church Yahoo Group and am so thankful I did. A wonderful reminder...

  2. I've never been thankful for my stress before, though sometimes it does push me to reach out to God and try harder. Only you could point out the blessing of tension. lol Thanks, Denise.


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