Usually my voice returns the morning after I use it too much. But 3 full days later, I'm still whispering. I've had to cancel a gig tonight (happening right now without me) 2 meetings, a recording and a radio interview so I can stay home and get my voice back for the concert tomorrow in Corinth, MS with Mr Crowder and his band.
But I'm also listening and reviewing my new songs for the new album. It's strange to think that's me singing. Hearing myself do what I, at the moment, can no longer do. It's scary actually, will my voice ever come back? What if it doesn't? What will I do and who will I be if my voice doesn't come back? Am I a singer? Or am I simply a child of God that can be loved by Him, and love others and be used by Him, even if I'm hoarse for the rest of my life.
Job lost his family and his livelihood. What could you not possibly imagine God taking from you? Would you be able to say in the words of Job 1:21 "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, may the name of the Lord be praised"