Whitney Houston was a child of promise taught to sing in the Baptist church choir by her choir mistress mother. And she was good.
She grew up on the disadvantaged side of life, the African American side of those days. As a teenager, she was introduced to drugs by her brothers, not Bobby Brown. In fact, the story says that she had the drugs, he had the liquor; they introduced each other to something.
Drugs did her much harm as she overdosed repeatedly till she died of it. Drugs probably chose her closest friends and relationships.
Her closest pals, however, believe that she died of a broken heart; a broken heart. She was heartbroken because she did not take good care of the body which God gave to her and that she had generally disappointed God. She was also broken by the fact that her octogenarian father filed a suit against her to claim $100m from her. He was her Manager. Hmm. Her career employed/supported everyone in her family.
There are videos of Whitney leading her husband and crew to pray before shows. And her crew members tell of singing sessions that were supernatural as she sang to God; they all felt it.
Have you heard her last song? I look to You!


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?
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.
About to lose 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 going to make it.
Nothing to do but lift my head
I look to you.
Her words suggest a life of promise culminating in unfulfillment.
The story in the movie “Can I be me” leaves no room for blame. Maybe if she’d grown up on our side of town, she’d have been a different person.
My lessons from her life:
1. Things are not always the way they appear; drop the blame and judgment.
2. You can’t really live your life for others.
3. You have to take responsibility for your life.

3 thoughts on “I look to You!

  1. Whitney Houston was indeed a child of promise and yes, she was good! As a singer, I was inspired by her voice and music.
    “I look to you” is one of my favourites. Never knew it was her last.
    It hurts each time I remember her life…… and
    I can’t help hoping that she, at least, made peace with God in her final moments.
    Another lesson for me is that we should be careful how we live as parents, our children watch and often times follow in our steps.

  2. The lessons are well brought out. I pray those who need it most take note. Thanks for this good advice especially to the ‘youth’ of both genders.

  3. Whitney Houston! I grew up training my voice with her songs, she has been a music role model for years. Her passing hurt, but one thing is sure we need to own our lives, we need to be deliberate about our decisions.

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