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One night, while I was deep in a depression brought on by the turmoil in my life, God used a song to speak directly to me. Skillet's song "Stars" will forever be special to me because of that night. God reignited my hope in those moments, and reassured me of His love. #hisdearlyloveddaughter #skillet #panhead #stars

Do you ever come across a song that seems to have been written just for you?  Or, do you ever turn the radio on and feel like God orchestrated the song that was playing right at that moment so that He could speak directly to you?  Those are the moments when God feels so near, so personal, aren’t they? This happened most recently for me with Skillet’s song, Stars from their latest album, Unleashed.  The very first time I heard it I was right in the thick of those dark months I wrote about here where I was questioning God’s love for me.  It was beautiful, and the words made me weep!

“You spoke a word and life began
Told oceans where to start and where to end
You set in motion time and space
But still You come and You call to me by name
But still You come and You call to me by name

A defining aspect of those months of struggling was the way the enemy would plant thoughts in my head that undermined who God is.  His greatness. His majesty.  His goodness.  His power.  But most of all, His intimate knowledge of me and his personal care.  These words spoke truth into my troubled mind.  They reminded me that my God is THE ONE who spoke life into existence, who holds all of creation together through His mighty power. This great God, has come to ME and called to me BY NAME! Click To Tweet  How very humbling!  How my broken heart needed to be reminded of that truth in that very moment.

The deepest depths, the darkest nights
Can’t separate, can’t keep me from your sight
I get so lost, forget my way
But still You love and You don’t forget my name

This verse especially seemed crafted just for me.  I had spent so many sleepless nights way down in the deepest depths of despair!  My heart had been shattered into a thousand pieces. I was broken and unloved and wondering if even my Lord could love me.  Nights can be dreadfully long and so, so lonely!  These words reminded me that even in those dark, desolate moments, no matter how I felt, I was not separated from God’s sight.  It reminds me of Psalm 139. “…but even in darkness I cannot hide from You.”  As I struggled to find my way, feeling so lost and abandoned and unsure of my footing these lyrics once again spoke truth.  No matter how I FEEL, God’s love for me is unchanging.  He does not forget me, I am never alone, I am never unloved.

If you can hold the stars in place
You can hold my heart the same
Whenever I fall away
Whenever I start to break
So here I am, lifting up my heart
If You can calm the raging sea
You can calm the storm in me
You’re never too far away
You never show up too late
So here I am, lifting up my heart
To the One who holds the stars

By this point in the song I was a mess! Tears streaming down my face. How did they do it? How did they know just what to write to reach into my broken heart and strike those too long dormant chords of hope? Such truth I found in those words! Click To Tweet What a picture it painted!  I stood with my mangled heart lifted high, asking the One who holds the stars in place, who calms the raging seas to calm the storm in me, to take what was broken and hold it together again. To draw near, to show up.  Just in time!

Look up into the heavens. Who created the Stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by name. Because of His great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing. Isaiah 40:26 #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #verses #Bible #Scripture #WordOfGod #truth

Your love has called my name
What do I have to fear?
What do I have to fear?
Your love has called my name
What do I have to fear?
What do I have to fear?

Fear – the constant companion of the unloved!  What a perfect line to repeat again and again.  God’s love HAD called my name.  I was His. His dearly loved daughter.  I was remembering that again. What DID I have to fear?

And here I am, nearly a year later still often facing those long, lonely nights. Still uncertain of the future. Still broken and hurting, perhaps even more than then.  I’ve taken so many more blows since then.  And still finding myself moved to tears every single time I hear or sing these powerful lyrics. It has become my go-to when I can’t sleep.  I sing this song to my God as a prayer,

If you can hold the stars in place
You can know my heart the same
Whenever I fall away
Whenever I start to break
So here I am, lifting up my heart
If You can calm the raging sea
You can calm the storm in me
You’re never too far away
You never show up too late
So here I am, lifting up my heart
To the One who holds the stars

YOU’RE THE ONE WHO HOLDS THE STARS!”


***How about you? Has God ever used something like a song to speak to you? Did you feel special, loved, and overwhelmed by His personal care? Tell us about it in the comments!

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One night, while I was deep in a depression brought on by the turmoil in my life, God used a song to speak directly to me. Skillet's song "Stars" will forever be special to me because of that night. God reignited my hope in those moments, and reassured me of His love. #hisdearlyloveddaughter #skillet #panhead #stars One night, while I was deep in a depression brought on by the turmoil in my life, God used a song to speak directly to me. Skillet's song "Stars" will forever be special to me because of that night. God reignited my hope in those moments, and reassured me of His love. #hisdearlyloveddaughter #skillet #panhead #stars One night, while I was deep in a depression brought on by the turmoil in my life, God used a song to speak directly to me. Skillet's song "Stars" will forever be special to me because of that night. God reignited my hope in those moments, and reassured me of His love. #hisdearlyloveddaughter #skillet #panhead #stars

6 Comments

  1. Diana

    He is the ONE who calms the raging sea and the storms within us.He holds our life and its pieces all together when we feel we are falling apart

    Diana

  2. Edith

    This happens to me often. The song you spoke about here is great. Years ago, “The Anchor Holds” by Ray Boltz was practically my anthem. Christian music is so inspirational!l

  3. Teresa

    I loved that song from the very first time I heard it. During that time, we were studying about the sheep and the shepard. Now I understand why God comes looking for us when we go afar! Sheep have to have a shepard or they go crazy and die. When we go away from God, who is our shepard, He comes after us because we start to spiritually disintegrate, moving us farther and farther away from Him in our hearts and minds! Praise God for our shepard that wont leave us and out of the billions of stars, shows us that we’re not forsakened or forgotten!

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