It's worth a thought



Recently I heard Whitney Houston’s distinctive voice belting out one of her signature tunes – ‘I look to you’. The melody is beautifully sung by Whitney, however the words, and message contained within them, are increasingly heard from people in these post-modern times.


As I lay me down

Heaven hear me now

I'm lost without a cause

After giving it my all

Winter storms have come

And darkened my sun

After all that I've been through

Who on earth can I turn to


It’s a good question - who can you turn to when there are challenges in your life? It is said that ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’ but from where, or from whom, do they get their energy and motivation?  Whitney’s song (written by Robert Kelly) actually has the answer in the lyrics.


I look to you

I look to you

After all my strength is gone

In you I can be strong

I look to you

I look to you


And when melodies are gone

In you I hear a song

I look to you

After losing my breath

There's no more fighting left

Sinking to rise no more

Searching for that open door

And every road that I've taken

Led to my regret

And I don't know if I'm gonna make it

Nothing to do but lift my head

I look to you

I look to you


So to whom is she looking for help?  At the beginning of the song, while God is not mentioned, the cry is to heaven for help. Regrettably Whitney’s tragic end left many of us wishing that she had sought help from God. Maybe when things are tough we should look outside of ourselves and focus our eyes on Him who really can help.


It’s worth a thought.


Mark B Vodell