What’s New | April 8

In Blog by Libby

Hebrews 11:1 says “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” This verse is inspiration for Rachael Lampa’s song “High Hopes.” She shares, “I feel the tension of putting out an upbeat song about hope in a time in the world when all is not right and hope is a complicated thing. I think this is why the “high” part of HIGH HOPES is so important. The belief that something bigger and better is going on, that something truly good awaits. I pray this song finds who it needs to find. That then goodness of God will shine through every storm. Truly.”

The heart of God is a welcoming one. That’s the message in Tenth Avenue North’s song “Invited.” Mike Donehey shares, “When I read scripture, it leaves me with the impression that God has a heart of invitation. Jesus ate with tax collectors, prostitutes, and the Pharisees. It’s like He was saying, ‘whether you’re feeling screwed up or quite religious, everyone is my kind of people.’ The message is simple. Come. Just come.”

Lauren Daigle wrote her song “Be Okay” alongside her friend and fellow singer/songwriter, Ellie Holcomb with the hope that it will encourage those who hear it that they have a purpose and will be okay. Lauren says, “Whatever hardship you may be going through – in joy or in sorrow, in strength and in weakness, there is a promise that we can hold on to that God works together good things for our good. You may be feeling like you don’t have purpose on this earth, or you don’t know your reason for being here is, but I promise you it will all be okay.

Listen for “High Hopes,” “Invited” and “Be Okay” on uplifting LifeSongs!