“No-one knows you when you’re down!”
This song first struck me the second time I listened to it on S.O’s latest album ‘So It Ends.’ I guess I paid more attention to the lyrics and overall picture that it paints.
The calm melodious chorus asks a personal question of our response to life’s trials; What is our default response when things go wrong?
“Where do you run to when the doors close off?
And who do you call on when it all goes wrong?
The devil is telling me to feed my fear;
‘Why don’t you pack your bags and disappear?’
I’d rather give it to God”
Life is such an unpredictable thing. We make plans, visualise our ideal outcomes and start moving towards those goals. But trial after trial, tragedy after tragedy and we’re back down on our knees. “It was never meant to be like this,” we think.
The bible sympathises with us and offers hope through Jesus. In James 1:12, it says this:
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12)
And Jesus himself offers rest through life’s challenges when he says this:
“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)