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Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10a)
Your father knows what you need before you ask him. So do not worry, saying 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today's trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:8b, 31-34)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
After about 2 or 3 days of NOT reading my bible, I can start to feel the negative effects of the world around me. I wrote this song one during one of those weeks, when life seemed amazingly bad. Though things start to get harder and less clear, I still realize that running back to God with my joys and fears is the only way I'm able to bear it all.
It was during these bad times that I remember what life was like back when I lived according to the flesh....without any hope. I remember all the times when life was grim, scary, hopeless, and painful, yet He still brought me through it....and stronger than before. I look at those who don't know Christ, or refuse to read his word and think to myself, "I'm glad God chose to open my eyes to the truth."
I've had countless conversations with people who are furious with God because of things in their lives that didn't work out the way that they planned, but still refuse to follow him towards any biblical solution. They refuse to believe anything that he ACTUALLY says in his word, but would rather make up something or believe what they were told, when the truth is right there in the texts! Even when they read it or hear about it, they refuse to believe it.
If we would only let God show us how to live our lives and obey him. We'd be so much better off in the end.
I fold back all the corners in my life
I look back and I wonder what’s been happening to me
Is there any more than I can see
I lose track on the focus of my life
A new attack from the world and all these pressures on me
For something that is well beyond my means
All I need is half a breath, a whisper Lord, I really need to know
I’m not alone
All this stress and all the situations are the perfect way to prove
You on the throne
I’ve seen a glimpse of the Glory
I’ve known a piece of the story
You give me peace of mind
I’m better off believing
I’ve known conviction for your sake
Made my decision for YHWH
You’ve kept me all this time
I’m better off believing
This fear inside of me
Is bearing all its teeth to devour me
As I walk into the valley
I know that you light my way
But these are the darkest days I’ve ever seen
They’re taking even more of what I need
released January 15, 2010
Written and Arranged by J. Slaughter
A-1 Entertainmet 2011
Mixed and Mastered by Steve Dresser