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Holding Out For Hope (You Carry Me)

This song is for everyone who is going through a season of depression. I just coming out of one myself… hence the song:

Lyrics:

Holding out for Hope (You Carry Me)

A gridlock of confusion,
In the labyrinth of my mind
How did I end up here?
I lost all sense of balance
As I walked the wire of this life
As I tumble through the dark I feel you near

CHORUS:

You’re the reason, I’m holding out for hope
I’m trusting that your arms are catching me
You’ve given me, a reason to believe
May I never forget who carries me
You carry me, You carry me

What a comfort,
To know you never leave me
Though I’ve tested your love
I could never ask for,
A better friend than you’ve been
You’re more than I could ever (imagine) (dream of)

(CH)

BRIDGE:

And when I lose my way,
You’re there to save the day
You lift me up… when I am down
And as I feel you close
How you love me so
Jesus, You save me when I’m drowning

Daniel Lovett © 2016
Reflect Worship Music

More about this song (and my awesome day):

I recorded this song today after a nursing home concert on their piano. I have written a couple of songs on that piano so far. I like to hang out and just play on it for whoever wants to stick around and keep listening.

After the concert I felt led to go to Voyager park in DePere. I drove around until I could find a place to park in the shade for the sake of my guitar. As I parked and stepped out I saw a few guys fishing so I decided to go talk with them. They had guitars with them which we were soon playing and singing Johnny Cash. Dave told me he really liked Johnny Cashes version of Hurt.

“NO WAY!” I replied, “I just recorded a version of that yesterday and put it on Youtube!” (see previous post)

Dave then played a worship song for me that he wrote about surrender. It was awesome! Especially when Tony added a musical hook to the intro and was jamming some sweet lead lines throughout.

We exchanged info and it seems I found some new friends who I will probably work with musically in the future. Definitely more keen on changing band name to “Reflect Worship Collective” but I better discuss that with the rest of the band before announcing it just yet. I am excited!

Dave mentioned being involved with “Full Gospel Evangelistic Association“. I remember when I first came back to Jesus, one of the first things I did was to attend one of their meetings to share my testimony. One man there prophesied that Stephen (my brother) and I would be in ministry together. I didn’t see that happening. But then a year later I was driving my little brother to worship practice (he played keys) and sitting out in the audience during their practice.

Finally the worship leader said, “Hey, why don’t you come up here and play bass for us?”

“Ok” I said. After putting the bass on, I asked dumbfounded, “Ummm… what do you do?”

Within a month I was playing Sunday mornings with the worship team and that was my introduction into music ministry… with my brother.

I also realized that I have been keeping WAY too many God stories to myself. I will try to share more of them in future blogs!

Another God moment today: I had been needing to get a channel locks for my tool box and hadn’t gotten around to it. Well, wouldn’t you know it but I found one lying in the middle of the road today. It reminded me of the time I was driving around thinking about a lure for fishing. I imagined a silver minnow lure.

Later that day I got a coffee and “felt led” to go down a bank to a river side. When I got down there I looked up to see the exact lure I imagined hanging from a tree branch.

Do you have any God stories you want to share? Leave a comment!

Jesus holding a lamb

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He is Love

A message of hope for all who may be depressed or are in despair and are in need of some encouragement today:

He is Love

If you can’t see past your pain and confusion
If you feel alone and overwhelmed by what you faced
If the circumstances of your heart feel too hard to navigate
& you feel so very far, far away

You’ve got to know there is joy beyond this heartache
You’ve got to see there is peace behind this storm
It all can change in a moment with Jesus
As his light drives the darkness away

He is love, He’s all around you
He is love, He’s come and found you
Feel His loving arms surround you
He is love, He is love, He is love

And if you’re broken and bewildered
And if you’re drowning in your pain
And if the sadness of depression
weighs you down every day… just know that…

He is love, He’s all around you
He is love, He’s come and found you
Feel His loving arms surround you
He is love, He is love, He is love

He knows your name, He feels your pain
He cares more deeply than you’ll ever know
He knows your name, He feels your pain
He cares more deeply than you’ll ever know

He is love, He’s all around you
He is love, He’s come and found you
Feel His loving arms surround you
He is love, He is love, He is love

If you can’t see past your pain and confusion
If you feel alone and overwhelmed by what you face
and the circumstances of your heart feel too hard to navigate
Jesus is here to heal you now, for He is love

I am depressed

So many of us are living lives of quiet (or not so quiet) desperation. We are desperate for a more meaningful life, more meaningful relationships, for a love that we hardly even know exists or have only caught fleeting glimpses of. We forget these glimpses as we pursue distractions and vain things to numb the pain, quench the longing, and occupy our restless minds.

But, you and I were created by a loving God for the love of Jesus. Nothing else will satisfy our hearts. No one else will satisfy… except Jesus alone. Do you believe this?

When I was in depression I came across a song about the comforting presence of Jesus that spoke to me. It lifted me out of my depression by reminding me that Jesus was with me and that made all the difference.

My hope for this song is that it will bring people comfort and encouragement to come to believe that Jesus love really does make all the difference. He gives us a reason to live.

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Cure for Depression… Interested?

Today I share my “secret” for what prevents me from ever slipping back into depression ever again! My secret is found in a promise Jesus made:

“However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.” (John 6:37 NLT <– Please click the link for context!)

Are you coming to Jesus?

If you are then it must be said that the very act of you coming to Jesus signifies that the Father is giving you as a gift to Jesus!

Would the Father give a junk gift?

Doesn’t that make you feel special?

It should!

You are gift!

Jesus then guarantees that if you come to him he will not reject you! Did you just hear that? He can’t reject you! What a promise!

This promise from Jesus has singlehandedly rescued my soul from slipping into despair countless times. I trust it will do the same for you.

Once you get a promise like this rooted firmly in your heart, then so many other Scriptures and promises will come to life for you as well. Search them out. The Gospel of John is a good place to Start reading… and believing!

Once you come to Jesus, you obviously now have Jesus in your life and Jesus and depression mix about as well as oil and water. His joy becomes your strength and displaces depression! Get to know him!

The Lord used the following song to speak to me very powerfully today. I trust it will for you as well:

COME TO JESUS!

Lyrics:

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden’s lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don’t be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we fall…so
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can’t contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
You kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory’s side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!

Let me know if this has helped you! Help others by sharing this!

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He is Love

A message of hope for all who may despair and are in need of some encouragement today:

LYRICS:

If you can’t see past your pain and confusion
If you feel alone and overwhelmed by what you faced
If the circumstances of your heart feel too hard to navigate
& you feel so very far, far away

You’ve got to know there is joy beyond this heartache
You’ve got to see there is peace behind this storm
It all can change in a moment with Jesus
As his light drives the darkness away

He is love, He’s all around you
He is love, He’s come and found you
Feel His loving arms surround you
He is love, He is love, He is love

And if you’re broken and bewildered
And if you’re drowning in your pain
And if the sadness of depression
weighs you down every day… just know that…

He is love, He’s all around you
He is love, He’s come and found you
Feel His loving arms surround you
He is love, He is love, He is love

He knows your name, He feels your pain
He cares more deeply than you’ll ever know
He knows your name, He feels your pain
He cares more deeply than you’ll ever know

He is love, He’s all around you
He is love, He’s come and found you
Feel His loving arms surround you
He is love, He is love, He is love

If you can’t see past your pain and confusion
If you feel alone and overwhelmed by what you face
and the circumstances of your heart feel too hard to navigate
Jesus is here to heal you now, for He is love

I am depressed

So many of us are living lives of quiet (or not so quiet) desperation. We are desperate for a more meaningful life, more meaningful relationships, for a love that we hardly even know exists or have only caught fleeting glimpses of. We forget these glimpses as we pursue distractions and vain things to numb the pain, quench the longing, and occupy our restless minds.

But, you and I were created by a loving God for the love of Jesus. Nothing else will satisfy our hearts. No one else will satisfy… except Jesus alone. Do you believe this?

When I was in depression I came across a song about the comforting presence of Jesus that spoke to me. It lifted me out of my depression by reminding me that Jesus was with me and that made all the difference.

My hope for this song is that it will bring people comfort and encouragement to come to believe that Jesus love really does make all the difference. He gives us a reason to live.

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