Faith is a powerful force. And when faith and determination get together, lookout, there’s no stopping us!
“Coming out of the Dark”, singer/songwriter Gloria Estefan’s emotionally stirring 1991 anthem – is an expression of strength that’s so comforting. I remember the horrific accident when her tour bus was hit by an 18 wheeler back in 1990 and the painful physical therapy she had to go through.
She pledged not to be confined to a wheelchair as her father had been and fought daily to regain her body and her strength. Her belief and determination brought her back even stronger than before and she realized the power of prayer and preciousness of love, family, and friends.
Her comeback performance at the 1991 American Music Awards was triumphant and testimony to the force of faith. I applauded her then as well as now for her strength and grace.
Today, when thinking about inspirational songs, “Coming Out of the Dark” immediately came into my mind. Even though I haven’t listened to it in years, it still resonates.
These lyrics are so impactful and inspirational. Revisiting this song still moves me as much as when I first heard it. I’m reminded that as I travel through my cancer journey, faith and determination are on my side and that I’m pushing forward and coming out of the dark.
Coming out of the Dark – Written by Gloria Estefan
Why be afraid if I’m not alone Though life is never easy the rest is unknown Up to now for me, it’s been hands against stone Spent each and every moment Searching for what to believe
Coming out of the dark, I finally see the light now It’s shining on me Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me You’re sharing with me
Starting again is part of the plan And I’ll be so much stronger holding your hand Step by step I’ll make it through I know I can It may not make it easier but I have felt you Near all the way
Coming out of the dark, I finally see the light now And it’s shining on me ( I see the light, I see the light) See the light Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me You’re sharing with me
Forever, forever I stand on the rock of your love Forever and ever I’ll stand on the rock Can’t nobody stop me from watching Forever, forever I stand on the rock of your love Love is all it takes, no matter what we face
Coming out of the dark, (Coming out of the dark) I see the light, I feel love shining on me (Shining, shining) Shining on me Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me You’re sharing, you’re sharing with me, sharing with me, sharing with me
Coming out of the dark, Making it into the light Your love shining on me, shining on me, shining on me Coming out of the dark, I see the light, I see the light Shining, shining, shining on me Shining, shining Coming out of the dark I see the light now Yes I see the light