On my way home from work today, I was feeling a little down. It had been a long day, I had a pounding headache, and crazy thoughts were running through my head. "Where is my life going? Am I going to be working at this same job and doing the same thing forever? Am I ever going to see my dreams come to pass?" All I wanted to do was go home and take a nap. In an effort to distract my mind from my own thoughts, I turned on the radio to 89.3 FM. Not even a minute later, this song started. It was an upbeat and uplifting song by a familiar voice, Mandisa (does everyone remember Mandisa from Season 5 of American Idol!?). The song says that when things in life get tough and it seems like it's never going to get better, just hold on and know that it is only making you stronger. As the words of this song poured over me, I felt an incredible peace, and I was able to start replacing those negative thoughts with thoughts of hope and faith. I believe that God used that song to remind me that He is there for me and He will never leave me (Deuteronomy 31:8). Everything I go through in life - if I can just hold on - will only make me stronger. Here is Mandisa singing her new song, "Stronger". Be encouraged!