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2020

Even If

March 24, 2020—

Today’s song by MercyMe reminds us why we trust in God in crisis when He could remove these challenges altogether: “Even If”

I know the sorrow, I know the hurt

Would all go away if You’d just say the word

But even if You don’t

My hope is You alone

Today, let us thank God for His unwavering presence in times of great struggle, whether we notice Him or not—and ask for His support at this time as well.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

They say sometimes you win some
Sometimes you lose some
And right now
Right now I'm losing bad
I've stood on this stage
Night after night
Reminding the broken, it'll be alright
But right now
Oh, right now I just can't
It's easy to sing
When there's nothing to bring me down
But what will I say when I'm held to the flame
Like I am right now

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have right now
God, when You choose to leave mountains unmoveable
Oh, give me the strength to be able to sing,
"It is well with my soul"

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow and I know the hurt
Would all go away if You'd just say the word
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

You've been faithful
You've been good
All of my days
Jesus, I will cling to You, come what may
'Cause I know You're able
I know You can

I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
I know the sorrow, I know the hurt
Would all go away if You'd just say the word
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone

My hope is You alone
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul
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I Have This Hope

March 23, 2020—

Today’s song by Tenth Avenue North emphasizes our unshakable hope in this life: “I Have This Hope”

I have this hope

In the depth of my soul

In the flood or the fire

You’re with me and You won’t let go

Today, let us meditate on our hope and faith in Jesus—the source of our calm in this storm.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

As I walk this great unknown
Questions come and questions go
Was there purpose for the pain?
Did I cry these tears in vain?
I don't want to live in fear
I want to trust that You are near
Trust Your grace can be seen
In both triumph and tragedy

I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You're with me and You won't let go

But sometimes my faith feels thin
Like the night will never end
Will You catch every tear
Or will You just leave me here?

I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You're with me and You won't let go

Yes, I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You're with me and You won't let go

So, whatever happens I will not be afraid
'Cause You are closer than this breath that I take
Yeah, You calm the storm when I hear You call my name
Oh, I still believe that one day I'll see Your face

I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You're with me

I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You're with me and You won't let go
In the flood or the fire
You're with me and You won't let go
In the flood or the fire
You're with me and You won't let go
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It’s Alright

March 22, 2020—

Today’s song by Brandon Heath reminds us that despite trouble and chaos all around us, with Jesus by our side, “It’s Alright.”

No promise of an easy road

Just a destination

Next time you forget your hope

Somebody’s waiting

Today, let us pray for calm and peace, to seek out Jesus’s presence inside and around us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Tiny boat on an angry sea
Sails torn and tattered
How could Jesus be fast asleep?
Like it doesn't matter
Soon as He opens His eyes
The storm just dies

It's alright
Everything'll be okay
You just hold tight
I'll be with you the whole way
When you're weak, I'll be strong
Keep going we're almost home
It's alright
Everything'll be okay

Mother Mary's got a broken heart
From the words they're saying
Her baby boy's being torn apart
By the world He's saving
He says, "Mother, don't cry for me,
You know where I'll be"

It's alright
Everything'll be okay
You just hold tight
I'll be with you the whole way
When you're weak, I'll be strong
Keep going we're almost home
It's alright
Everything'll be okay
Everything'll be okay

No promise of an easy road
Just a destination
Next time you forget your hope
Somebody's waiting
Soon as you open your eyes, you'll realize

It's alright
Everything'll be okay
You just hold tight
I'll be with you the whole way
When you're weak, He'll be strong
Keep going you're almost home
When you're weak, He is strong
Keep going you're almost home
It's alright
Everything'll be okay
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If We’ve Ever Needed You

March 21, 2020—

Today’s song by Casting Crowns is a light in the darkness, reminding us to call out to God for His help, strength, and comfort in these trying times: “If We’ve Ever Needed You”

If we’ve ever needed You

Lord it’s now

We are desperate for Your hand

We’re reaching out

Today, let us pray that in our time of crisis, God comforts and protects His church—He assures us of His presence and watches over each one of His children.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Hear our cry
Lord, we pray
Our faces down
Our hands are raised
You called us out
We turned away
We've turned away

With shipwrecked faith
The idols rise
We do what is right
In our own eyes
Our children now
Will pay the price
We need Your light
Lord, shine Your light

If we've ever needed You
Lord it's now
Lord it's now
We are desperate for Your hand
We're reaching out
We're reaching out

All our hearts
All our strength
With all our minds
We're at Your feet
May Your Kingdom come
In our hearts and lives
Let Your church arise
Let Your church arise

If we've ever needed You
Lord it's now
Lord it's now
We are desperate for Your hand
We're reaching out
We're reaching out
We're reaching out

If we've ever needed You
Lord it's now
Lord it's now
We are desperate for Your hand
We're reaching out
We're reaching out

If we've ever needed You
Lord it's now
Lord it's now
We are desperate for Your hand
We're reaching out
We're reaching out
We need You now
Revive us now
We need You now
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Through

March 20, 2020—

Today’s song by Jason Gray reminds us that we cannot surmount life’s greatest obstacles on our own—the only way through is with Jesus’s strength and assistance: “Through”

Jesus I need You

When the mountain won’t move

I’m going where You go

‘Cause there’s something beautiful

You’re leading me to

Today, in a world overshadowed with death and fear, let us pray to God that He grant us the only strength that will see us through—His boundless love expressed in His Son.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I see the trouble
Standing before me
Like a mountain
It's like a mountain
My spirit trembles
Under its shadow
I can't escape it
Lord help me face it
I can't keep pretending everything is okay
I can't keep on hiding hoping it goes away
So I'm moving forward even though I'm afraid
Can You hear my heart say, hear my heart say,

I need You to lead me through
There's no getting over it or going around it
When the mountain won't move
I need You to lead me through
Walking before me, behind and beside me
I'm following You
The only way out is if You lead me through

It won't be easy
It won't be painless
But though with your strength
I will get through this
There is no cheating
Or taking shortcuts
It takes a cocoon to make a butterfly

I need You to lead me through
There's no getting over it or going around it
When the mountain won't move
I need You to lead me through
Walking before me, behind and beside me
I'm following You
The only way out is if You lead me through, through
You lead me through, through

Sometimes it feels like the world is shaking
Sometimes it feels like it's never gonna end
But just up ahead I believe that the light
Is breaking through, breaking through
Sometimes it feels like the world is shaking
Sometimes it feels like it's never gonna end
But just up ahead I believe that the light
Is breaking through, Jesus I need You
When the mountain won't move
I'm going where You go
'Cause there's something beautiful
You're leading me to

I need You to lead me through
There's no getting over it or going around it
When the mountain won't move
I need You to lead me through
Walking before me, behind and beside me
I'm following You
The only way out is if You lead me through, through
You lead me through, through
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You’re Gonna Be Okay

March 19, 2020—

Today’s song by Brian & Jenn Johnson reminds us that even in the midst of crisis, with God’s help, “You’re Gonna Be Okay.”

Hold on, don’t let go

Hey, hold on, don’t let go

Just take one step closer

Put one foot in front of the other

You’ll get through this

Just follow the light in the darkness

You’re gonna be okay

Today, let us pray for calm, comfort, and healing for our nation and world—and let us find put our faith in the One who is eternal.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I know it's all you've got to just be strong
And it's a fight just to keep it together, together
I know you think that you are too far gone
But hope is never lost
Hope is never lost

Hold on, don't let go
Hey, hold on, don't let go
Just take one step closer
Put one foot in front of the other
You'll get through this
Just follow the light in the darkness
You're gonna be okay

I know your heart is heavy from those nights
But just remember that you are a fighter, a fighter
You never know just what tomorrow holds
And you're stronger than you know
You're stronger than you know

Hold on, don't let go
Hey, hold on, don't let go
Just take one step closer
Put one foot in front of the other
You'll get through this
Just follow the light in the darkness
One step closer
Put one foot in front of the other
You'll get through this
Just follow the light in the darkness
You're gonna be okay

And when the night is closing in
Don't give up and don't give in
This won't last, it's not the end
It's not the end, you're gonna be okay
When the night is closing in
Don't give up and don't give in
This won't last, it's not the end
It's not the end, you're gonna be okay
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Love

March 18, 2020—

Today’s song by We Are Messengers reminds us that we are all surrounded by God’s unstoppable “Love,” no matter whether we feel lonely or unworthy.

I know there’s nowhere I can run

There’s nowhere I can hide

From the One who gave His life

So I could get back mine, yeah

So when you can’t take no more

Look up and hear Him say…

Today, let us reflect on God’s remarkable love for us, an unconditional source of our strength and comfort.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Yeah everybody hurts sometimes,
I know that's what they say
But right now it seems
This loneliness won't go away, yeah
Can anybody feel this heartache?
Is anyone around?
Feels like we're running 'round in circles
We can't catch a breath
We can't enjoy the moment
When we always want what's next, yeah
Just when I can't take no more
It's when I hear You say

Don't hang your head when you get lonely
No, I'll never leave your side
And don't go thinking you're the only
One that can't get it right
Yeah, you got My love, love, love, love
Down in your soul
Yeah, you got My love, love, love
And I won't let you go

I know there's nowhere I can run
There's nowhere I can hide
From the One who gave His life
So I could get back mine, yeah
So when you can't take no more
Look up and hear Him say

Don't hang your head when you get lonely
No, I'll never leave your side
And don't go thinking you're the only
One that can't get it right
Yeah, you got My love, love, love, love
Down in your soul
Yeah, you got My love, love, love
And I won't let you go

Your mercy is new every morning
Your grace sustains all of my life
You are the One that I run to
In You I am satisfied, oh
Your mercy is new every morning
Your grace sustains all of my life
You are the One that I run to
In You I am satisfied

Don't hang your head when you get lonely
No, I'll never leave your side
And don't go thinking you're the only
One that can't get it right
Yeah, you got My love, love, love, love
Down in your soul
Yeah, you got My love, love, love
And I won't let you go
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Ready To Be Myself

March 17, 2020—

If we are not careful to examine our values and motivations, we can suddenly find ourselves living out other people’s lives and expectations. Today’s song by David Dunn reminds us to stay true to our Christian faith and convictions: “Ready To Be Myself.”

Who am I gonna be

When nobody’s watching me

I want to be real

What am I gonna do

To live what I know is true

Today, let us ask what more we can do to live out the truth of our faith—and commit to improving our observance and dedication each day.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Today, today is the day
I'm waking up to say
I'm tired of the way
The way that I change
I rearrange myself to be
Someone that everybody loves
So I become someone I'm not

Who am I gonna be
When nobody's watching me
I want to be real
What am I gonna do
To live what I know is true
I let go
And oh, I've been someone else
God, I'm ready to be myself

Now, now is the time
To open up my eyes and see what I will find
I find I made up my mind
To be someone that everybody loves
So I became someone I'm not

Who am I gonna be
When nobody's watching me
I want to be real
What am I gonna do
To live what I know is true
I let go
And oh, I've been someone else
I'm ready to be myself

I want to be something more
Than a man who needs to be adored
It shouldn't matter to me
And with every breath that I have left
I'm gonna breathe it out hoping that
He says, "You've done well"

Who am I gonna be?
What am I gonna do?
Whoa, yeah
So who am I gonna be?
Yeah, who am I gonna be?

Oh, who am I gonna be
When nobody's watching me
I want to be real
What am I gonna do
To live what I know is true
I let go
And oh, I've been someone
Whoa, I've been someone
Whoa, I've been someone else
God, I'm ready to be myself
God, I'm ready to be myself
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Citizen of Heaven

March 16, 2020—

In the routine tasks and concerns of the day-to-day, it is easy to forget that we are meant for far more than this. Today’s song by Tauren Wells reminds us that each of us is “Citizen of Heaven.”

Don’t wanna be another victim

Fallin’ prey to the system

When You’ve called me into the Kingdom

Today, let us ask for God’s help to set our minds on what is good, true, and eternal: the life He has promised us with Him forever.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

(One, two)
Gettin' caught up in the here and now
Has a tendency to wear me down
Am I really free if I'm thinking 'bout
Only temporary things?
The world's screaming so loud
When I'm locked in the middle of my doubt
When I'm lost in the rhythm of the crowd
I hear Heaven calling me

Don't wanna be another victim
Fallin' prey to the system
When You've called me into the Kingdom

I know I am a citizen of Heaven
My eternity forever is Yours, Yours
I know I am a citizen of Heaven
My identity forever is Yours, Yours

(Come on)
I can see it breaking through the clouds
You made this soul to be glory bound
I can hardly keep my feet on the ground
'Cause I know I will be free

Lord, won't You open up the gates wide?
Gonna step into a new life
No way I'm ever leaving Your side

I know I am a citizen of Heaven
My eternity forever is Yours, Yours
I know I am a citizen of Heaven
My identity forever is Yours, Yours

Oh, glory glory
Oh hallelujah
When I rise
Come alive
I'm gon' fly to You
Oh, glory glory
Oh, hallelujah
When I rise
Come alive
I'm gon' fly to You

I know I am a citizen of Heaven
My eternity forever is Yours, Yours
I know I am a citizen of Heaven
My identity forever is Yours, Yours

I know I am a citizen of Heaven
My eternity forever is Yours, Yours
I know I am a citizen of Heaven
My identity forever is Yours, Yours

I know I am a citizen of Heaven

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From the Day

March 15, 2020—

Today’s song by I AM THEY embodies the ever-present joy we receive with Jesus’s love: “From the Day.”

From the day You saved my soul

‘Til the very moment when I come home

I’ll sing, I’ll dance, my heart will overflow

From the day You saved my soul

Today, let us seek out the joy of God present in our lives—and strive to share our joy with others.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

When You found me
I was so blind
My sin was before me
I was swallowed by pride
But out of the darkness
You brought me to Your light
You showed me new mercy
And opened up my eyes

From the day You saved my soul
'Til the very moment when I come home
I'll sing, I'll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

When a brilliant light
Is all around
And endless joy
Is the only sound
Oh, rest my heart
Forever now
Oh, in Your arms
I'll always be found

From the day You saved my soul
'Til the very moment when I come home
I'll sing, I'll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

My love is Yours
My heart is Yours
My life is Yours
Forever
My love is Yours
My heart is Yours
My life is Yours
Forever

From the day You saved my soul
'Til the very moment when I come home
I'll sing, I'll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul

From the day You saved my soul
'Til the very moment when I come home
I'll sing, I'll dance, my heart will overflow
From the day You saved my soul
(From the day You saved my soul)