This morning on my trek to Ulpan as I was listening through the shuffle selection of my music, the song, Move Along by All American Rejects began playing. I don’t know if this happens with you or not, but certain songs can take me back to specific time periods of my life in a flash. The moment I hear the beginning of the song, I am immediately whisked back in time.
This happens to be one of those particular songs….
Some years ago I went through an awful situation in my personal life, probably one of the darkest times in my life. If there were ever a rock-bottom for me, that was it. I lost all will to do anything: eat, get out of bed, talk, etc. It was full-fledged depression and heartache.
Like I said…I had hit rock bottom!
I remember I would play that song over and over again, just to remind me to motivate myself to keep going. There’s a line in the song that says,
And even when your hope is gone, move along, move along just to make it through. Move Along.
That summed it up perfectly for me at that time. I had completely lost all sight of hope, and I was only moving along to make it through. Whether it was one hour, one day, or one week….it was to just keep moving along.
Years later, and here I am…I did make it through. As I was walking and listening, I was once again taken back to that time in my life; but this time it was a new sort of remembrance. It was a reminder of a time when I didn’t think I would ever have hope again, yet now I have hope. It was a reminder of a time when I didn’t think I would make it through, yet I somehow managed. It was a reminder of God’s faithfulness in my life, and how He never lets me go.
Yes, once in a while we have to keep moving, even when we don’t want to, or don’t seem to have the strength to. When we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, we have to keep moving, because eventually we will reach it. Sometimes you arrive quickly, and sometimes it takes forever to get there, but I am living proof that if you keep moving along, you will get there!