So today I was scrolling thru YouTube playing music when I came across Phil Driscoll - I exalt Thee. I remembered right away the first time I heard of this guy. Simply an amazing Trumpet player.
I was in a really really dark place in my life, We all have been there. The feeling that there is no way out. Like, this is it!
I was young early 20's and in a place that I thought you just can't get any lower than this, How did I end up here? Never EVER did I thought I would end up here. I remember when I first heard this song it took me away! AWAY from this darkness, away from this fear. I would just close my eyes and off I went.
Listening to this today just brought back a flood of emotions.
I know we all have been there. Some of us are going thru such a moment. At a time in my life when I thought there was no hope when all I saw was chaos when I thought this is it. This song would give me hope if not just for a moment.
For just one moment I felt free.
I share this because at that time this song brought me some kind of hope, some kind of relief some kind of escape from that dark place I was in.
If you told me at that time that one day I was going to have an
Amazing Wife and awesome children I would have thought You was crazy! But here I am laying on my bed typing this out, putting my weakness out there for all to see and maybe just MAYBE someone is out there in the same place I was in and just maybe they will hear this song and It will bring them a little hope. Just maybe they will see there is a light at the end of this tunnel.
I know this is not my "normal" post yall get from me, but I really thought I should share just a little of this. Trust me I don't just go sharing things like this. But, we as men think we have to BE STRONG!! And many of us "Look" strong from the outside. We look like we have it together! When deep down we are broken, we are crying out for help.
we all go thru these moments and at these moments we really have a hard time seeing clearly. There is hope, there is a purpose for your life, may not look like much right now things may look like its falling apart. And they may be...
BUT, It was in that Darkest Hour of my life that He had my attention.
If you love the Trumpet, google this guy absolutely one of the best player of all time!