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2020

Just Be Held

March 30, 2020—

Today’s song by Casting Crowns is another reminder that in a time of overwhelming crisis, we don’t need to be in control—we can trust in Jesus and “Just Be Held”

Your world’s not falling apart

It’s falling into place

I’m on the throne, stop holding on

And just be held

Today, let us remember that even when we give up and break down, we can entrust all our troubles to Jesus, as He guides us and the whole world.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on
And when you're tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There's freedom and surrender
Lay it down and let it go

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart
It's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held
Just be held

If your eyes are on the storm
You'll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the Cross
You'll know I always have and I always will
And not a tear is wasted
In time you'll understand
I'm painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart
It's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held
Just be held

Lift your hands, lift your eyes
In the storm is where you'll find Me
And where you are, I'll hold your heart
I'll hold your heart
Come to Me, find your rest
In the arms of the God who won't let go

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart
It's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held
Just be held
Just be held
Just be held
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2020

Let It Go

March 29, 2020—

Today’s song by Tenth Avenue North is an essential reminder to let go of what is beyond our control and trust in God and His plan: “Let It Go”

You say let it go, You say let it go

You say life is waiting for

The ones who lose control

You say You will be everything I need

You say if I lose my life

It’s then I’ll find my soul

Today, let us pray for and release our worries to God who guides, guards, and protects us—He will provide everything we need.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I've been holding on so tight
Look at these knuckles they've gone white
From fighting for who I want to be
I'm just trying to find security

But You say let it go
You say let it go
You say life is waiting for
The ones who lose control
You say You will be
Everything I need
You say if I lose my life
It's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go

Well it's hard enough to hear
Harder still to move beyond this fear
We know there's nothing I can bring
So tell me, what do You want from me?

You say let it go
You say let it go
You say life is waiting for
The ones who lose control
You say You will be
Everything I need
You say if I lose my life
It's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go
You say let it go

What do I love?
What do I hate?
What will I lose?
What will I gain?
How do I save my soul?
What if I bend?
What if I break?
What will it cost?
What will it take?
For You to save my soul

Oh, You say let it go
You say let it go
You say life is waiting for
The ones who lose control
You say You will be
Everything I need
You say if I lose my life
It's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go
You say let it go
You say life is waiting for
The ones who lose control
You say You will be
Everything I need
You say if I lose my life
It's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go
You say let it go
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2020

Song Of My Father

March 28, 2020—

Today’s song by Urban Rescue reminds us of the “Song Of My Father” that permeates Creation all around us.

You spoke the earth

With just one word

And You hold my heart

Oh, my every step

My every breath

Is Your work of art

Today, let us seek out God’s call as we look both inside and around us at the beautiful complexity He creates.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

When silence falls
I hear You call
In the secret place
You still my soul
With quiet joy
And I'm wide awake

In the middle of the night
I look up to the sky
I can hear You
Singing over me
Though the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me, yeah

You spoke the earth
With just one word
And You hold my heart
Oh, my every step
My every breath
Is Your work of art

In the middle of the night
I look up to the sky
I can hear You
Singing over me
Though the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me, yeah

I hear Your melody
I hear Your symphony
There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father
I hear Your melody
I hear Your symphony
There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father

In the middle of the night
I look up to the sky
I can hear You
Singing over me
Though the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me

In the middle of the night
I look up to the sky
I can hear You
Singing over me
Though the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me, yeah

I hear Your melody
I hear Your symphony
There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father
I hear Your melody
I hear Your symphony
There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father

There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father
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Lord Have Mercy

March 27, 2020—

Today’s song by Greg & Lizzy is a prayerful and quiet experience appropriate for reflection and peace: “Lord Have Mercy”

Lord have mercy

We’re begging for mercy

Jesus only You make us worthy

Today, let us make time for calm and quiet prayer to Jesus, to refresh and restore ourselves spiritually amid the stresses and anxieties of this life.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

From my shame
From my guilt O Lord
Cleanse us from our sin
Make us holy
In Your name
In Your blood O Lord
Blot out our offense
Make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

From our weakness
From our betrayal
Cleanse us from our sin
Make us holy
In Your kindness
In Your compassion
Blot out our offense
Make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Remember me when You come into Your kingdom
Remember me when You come into Your kingdom
Remember me when You come into Your kingdom
Remember me when You come into Your kingdom

Remember me when You come into Your kingdom
Remember me when You come into Your kingdom

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy
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You Never Let Go

March 26, 2020—

Today’s song by Matt Redman stresses how God accompanies and supports us at all times: “You Never Let Go”

And I can see a light

That is coming for the heart that holds on

A glorious light beyond all compare

When there will be an end to these troubles

But until that day comes

We’ll live to know You here on the earth

Today, let us look forward to the life that is to come, beyond our short time on earth—and contemplate how we can live with that greater end in mind.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Even though I walk
Through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I'm caught
In the middle of the storms of this life
I won't turn back I know You are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh, no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh, no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh, no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light
That is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
When there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We'll live to know You here on the earth

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh, no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh, no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh, no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

Yes I can see the light
That is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You
Still I will praise You

Yes I can see the light
That is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You
Still I will praise You

Oh, no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh, no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh, no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me
Oh, You never let go, You never let go

Oh, no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh, no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh, no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me
You never let, You never let go
You never let go of me
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Braver Still

March 25, 2020—

Today’s song by JJ Heller reminds us that though God may not remove us from the struggle, He equips us with everything we need to be stronger: “Braver Still”

Even if the dreams I had turned into dust

There’s no wreckage that’s too broken to rebuild

The world is just as scary as I thought it was

But Your love makes me braver still

Today, let us pray for God’s strength and courage to be a rock for those around us—a firm foundation to rest upon, just as we lean on Him.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I never saw it coming
There was no way to prepare
The world kept spinning 'round me
And left me standing there
And it's okay to grieve
A life that could not be
I'm trying to believe
In something better

Even if the dreams I had turned into dust
There's no wreckage that's too broken to rebuild
The world is just as scary as I thought it was
But Your love makes me braver still
Your love makes me braver

I spent my whole life running
Trying to find a place to rest
Why did it take a wound like this
To let You hold me to Your chest?
Now I can hear You breathe
You're singing over me
You're making me believe
In something better

Even if the dreams I had turned into dust
There's no wreckage that's too broken to rebuild
The world is just as scary as I thought it was
But Your love makes me braver still
Your love makes me braver

There is a valley
Where shadows are covering everything I hold dear
There in the darkness
I hear You whispering, "I am here"

Even if the dreams I had turned into dust
There's no wreckage that's too broken to rebuild
The world is just as scary as I thought it was
But Your love makes me braver still
Your love makes me braver still
Your love makes me braver
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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