Today is our last time to feature a new song from Sara Beth Geoghegan . Sara Beth thanks so much for sharing these songs with us. If you have enjoyed them on here but want to have them to take with you, then you will rejoice in knowing Sara Beth is on itunes. Click here to launch her itunes page .
Here is Sara Beth one final time to share her heart about one of her new songs:
Other Side of the Cloud: I was taking a walk with a good friend in New
Orleans at Audubon Park. It is a beautiful park across the street from my
grandparents house, so it feels like home to me. However, I had just
broken off an engagement and was having a severe crisis of faith and
identity. I asked my friend Toy if I would ever emerge from the heavy
darkness I had recently entered into. She told me the story a mentor had
told her when she had been in her own intense darkness, doubting that she
would ever be “normal” again. There was a bird in the middle of a stormy
cloud. She was lost. She was fumbling around for light. She felt
oppressed by the dark cloud. She spent some time in the cloud, learning
how to navigate when there wasn’t much visually to see. Everything felt
confusing and hard, but she kept going. When she finally reached the end
of the cloud, she burst out into the light. And the sky was more
beautiful for the time she was in the dark cloud. She flew higher and the
sun felt warmer, she was ABLE to really experience life as a result of the
dark. After Toy told me the story, we continued to walk, and I began to
BELIEVE I would emerge on the other side of the cloud…
Thanks Sara Beth! I know there are times when it is hard to imagine that the cloud will pass in our lives. I know that in my life the cloud was darkest when my father passed away. In the midst of the cloud, I think I even felt like God had cut Himself off from me even though I knew that was not possible. Still I just began to get angry with Him and numb towards everything else, until the day the cloud began to have rays of sunshine break through. It was almost 5 months of the cloud, and then I simply spoke to God about how angry I was. That was the first step. Then the healing began. The warmth of better days called to me and I knew there was still life to be lived. And now looking back, this side of the cloud is much brighter, more vivid, and my understanding of God’s love and healing more felt—more real—more needed. Thanks Sara Beth for helping put music to a powerful picture of healing and moving forward in life. You are a blessing.
[mp3]http://girlsminister.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/04-other-side-of-the-cloud1.mp3[/mp3]Click on the player to hear Sara Beth Geoghegan’s song “Other Side of The Cloud”.