The Things I Wish 

I’ve mentioned this before, but the Lord often ministers to me through music.

This song was just on my heart so strong.

I can’t recall the first time that I heard it, but I do remember hearing it play as my mom and I were driving back home from what felt like my 100th college day trip to UNC. 😣

EVERYONE just KNEW that I should go to UNC. Everyone….except me.

I was adamantly against going there. Ohhh there’s a long story behind that testimony right there!

But, I left that Decisions Days visit and had made my decision.

Not based on anyone else’s wants, desires, or suggestions, but because I finally let my guard down and considered all of the ways that the school might actually be a good fit for me.

Still, there were so many thoughts and questions swirling through my mind:

How was my family going to pay?

What if they didn’t offer as much financial aid the other schools? 

I’d never worried about my grades before, but I didn’t know what to expect and knew I could lose my scholarships if I didn’t maintain the minimum required GPA

I’m sure my mom played this album several times before, but in THAT MOMENT during that one drive home, it was as if the Lord was addressing every one of my uncertainties with that song.

When I heard this particular lyric, “And don’t look so worried, darlin.’ There’s no need to hurry. Always know.  I believe in you.  I BELIEVE IN YOU!….”

It was like a balm for my soul.  

People might have had their expectations and assumptions regarding my abilities, but the same God that knew me –my faults and all my shortcomings– He BELIEVED in me.

Isn’t it something to think that we ALWAYS have God on our side? 

If only we’ll pause long enough to remember that He has a GOOD plan for our lives and to make a conscious decision to recall His promises and SPEAK LIFE instead of death and BLESSINGS instead of cursings.

I pray that this song encourages you this morning.  I’ve had it on my playlist since I was 18 years old and it still blesses me every time I hear it.  🙏💗💖


The Things I Wish ~ Anointed

When the night is long
And the dreams you’ve been holdin’ seem all but gone
When you’re tired, cold and weak
And you can’t stop your mind, no you can’t even sleep

I know that you’re worried
And you’re in such a hurry
But you know you’re never alone
You’re never alone

So wherever you go let my love shine a light

Down every road be it left or right

May it always get you through
These are the things, all the things I wish for you

In my eyes, in my heart
Oh, you shine like a diamond brighter than the stars
The whole world waits for you

Just be sure to find joy in whatever you choose

And don’t look so worried, darlin’
There’s no need to hurry
Always know, I believe in you

I believe in you

And wherever you go let my love shine a light
Down every road be it left or right
May it always get you through
These are the things, I wish, I wish that
Music and laughter would fill your days

And whatever you’re after is on its way
To make all your dreams come true
These are the things, all the things I wish for you

Just wanna see you happy, little one
I wanna see you smile, that smile
Go on and spread your little wings fly, fly, fly

And wherever you go let my love shine a light
Down every road be it left or right
May it always get you through
These are the things, I wish, I wish that
Music and laughter would fill your days….


For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

Jeremiah 29:11‭-‬13 NLT

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