January 2011 was a landmark period in my life. My music changed from this time on. A crisis so traumatic and painful occurred, that it compelled me into thinking that I would never write songs again. Fr Shane once shared at a Retreat that when we go through a crisis most people tend to BREAKDOWN, but WITH JESUS we can BREAKTHROUGH. What helped me to breakthrough was God’s promise in the Holy Bible. I knew His Word would never fail. The other stronghold I found was a song I wrote a few months before my crisis. I wrote this song for Director, Nikki Lewis, for a movie script that she was working on based on the story of David and Goliath. I was inspired to write a song portraying David’s faith in God the night before he faced Goliath. Getting into the mind of David, the lyrics began to flow, “My God who saves me from the lions and the bears; He will never let me down…He will never let me down.”
In those painful moments of my crisis, this song kept playing in my head giving me the assurance that God will never let me down. I found hope through this song and the more I sang it, the more healing I found. I knew that my previous encounters with difficult situations were the lions and bears I had faced with Christ. My God had never let me down during those times and I knew that this time too, my God would not let me down.
Listen to the song…
Jeremiah 29:11, “For I alone know the plans I have for you; Plans for your prosperity and not for your disaster; Plans to bring about the future that you hope for.”
Rom 8:28 says, “For we know that all things work for the good of those who love Him, those called according to His purpose”.
These scriptures brought me a lot of consolation and I would keep repeating these loudly to myself.
Suddenly every song I used to sing at praise and worship came alive. It was as if the Word of God that I knew in my mind now found its way to my heart. God’s Word is full of consolation and what I have received from God overflows through the songs I write.