The classic rock group Yes introduced their song in 1983. Debuting on the 90125 album, Owner of a Lonely Heart spoke to broken souls, striking a nerve that many experience throughout life. Prior to its success, this song was turned down by a number of record companies, calling Owner of a Lonely Heart a strange song that would never be a hit. If Paul Harvey was still here, I’m sure he would say, “and now you know the rest of the story!”
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.- Isaiah 41:10
In recent years, Jon Anderson, the lead singer of Yes teamed up with 4Him, a Christian Contemporary group to sing Where There is Faith. Whether its coincidence, fate or mere circumstance, but believing you will be set free from a lonely heart takes faith. If you’re down in the dumps, with little hope of improving, doubt creeps in, opening the door for depression, isolation or suicide. This is where faith can intervene.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6
The lyrics of Owner of a Lonely Heart refers to free will on several occasions. After reading the lyrics, loneliness is a choice, a decision one makes to either dwell in their sorrows or take a chance on tomorrow. If any of you find yourself to be an owner of a lonely heart today, take some time to read God’s promises in the Bible for those suffering from loneliness. May the message in these words turn your heart from grief to comfort, trusting in the loving hands of Jesus for healing.
by Jay Mankus