I use the Couch25k app on my iPhone for running and have a playlist of music I run to. I use a pair of Bluetooth headphones for listening. When I first got the headphones, the forward and back buttons on the headphones did not work with the iPhone. The other day, though, I realized by accident that the buttons now work (I guess an Apple update did it). So I can now easily skip a track or replay a track.
Last week I was out running. I was building back up to running 5k and that night I was to run 25 minutes. When I got to 25 minutes I decided to keep going and replay the last song I heard. Well, I pressed the wrong button and the voice control thing on the phone came on. Apparently, my heavy breathing sounds like “Call Tyler Cutshall” because the phone told me it was about to dial him. I frantically was pressing buttons to try and cancel and finally did. However, my music was gone and I have lots of trouble running, especially at the end, without music.
I stopped running and began my cool down walk back to my house. I started to pull the phone out to see what was going on when a song started to play. It was a song I have never heard and was not on my playlist.
My first reaction was “What in the world is this?”
My second, “Maybe I am suppose to hear this song.”
The song was “Savior, Please” by Josh Wilson.
Here are the lyrics…
Savior, please take my hand
I work so hard, I live so fast
This life begins, and then it ends
And I do the best that I can, but I don’t know how long I’ll last
I try to be so tough
But I’m just not strong enough
I can’t do this alone, God I need You to hold on to me
I try to be good enough
But I’m nothing without Your love
Savior, please keep saving me
Savior, please help me stand
I fall so hard, I fade so fast
Will You begin right where I end
And be the God of all I am because You’re all I have
Everything You are to me
Is everything I’ll ever need
And I am learning to believe
That I don’t have to prove a thing
‘Cause You’re the one who’s saving me
While I am sure the meaning of this song is quite different to others, I instantly applied it to my running and weight loss journey. Did God lead me to this song on my iPhone? I believe so. It is now on my playlist while running and since I plays at the end of my run, you better believe I am singing along in my head.