The Impact Of A Song

photo by Annabelle Folsom

photo by Annabelle Folsom

I'm a word person.

I'm also a feeler. So, when both of those things collide, I'm usually overwhelmed — and usually crying.

A collision of words and feelings happened in the Sonic drive-thru. It was the Friday after one of those weeks still needed processing.

(College has a way of construing your emotions to seem like an actual roller coaster.)

I pulled into the Sonic in Stillwater when my friend sent me a link to Amanda Cook’s newest worship album, Brave New World. I plugged my phone in and started to listen to the album. The first song, Heroes, began to play and, yes, I burst into tears.

It was at that moment in the Sonic drive-thru that I began to realize where the Lord is taking my life and how cool this journey is that He's taking me on. It's funny to see how much of an impact words can have on my walk with Jesus. Most of the time I see it specifically through His word and through Worship. The lyrics in this song have been words that truly encourage my walk with Jesus.

I love this entire song. Every word means so much. There are three parts of this song that get me every single time:

I will trust
Here in the mystery
I will trust
In You completely

Even in the mystery of life, even in the mystery of college, even in the mystery of the challenges that life brings, we have to have faith that God will get us completely through. Every single time. He will carry us through. We only have to trust in Him.

Awake my soul to sing
With Your breath in me
I will worship
You taught my feet
To dance upon disappointment
And I, I will worship

So beautifully written! What a perfect prayer of how we should see life with our Savior. We should strive to see Jesus exactly like that. We live in a world in which there will be challenges but God teaches us that our feet can dance upon disappointment. I think this part of the song is what brought me to complete and total tears: I was reminded that the Lord lets things that we want fall through because He has something better for us. 

His love is bigger than the things of this world. His plan for us is perfect in every single way. His plan is bigger and better.

Psalm 71:4-6 speaks on how God keeps us going even when times are hard and even when when we walk through times of disappointment. Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs.

You are making all things new

Our Sovereign and Perfect King makes all things new. He makes me new, even when I’m a mess. I'm loved. I'm forgiven through His dynamic love.

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Revelation 21:5

Sometimes, the Lord reveals Himself in the Sonic drive-thru through a song that changes the way you see the world. God is always at work — even when you least expect it.

Heroes by Amanda Cook:

-Zoe Campbell // @hello_its_zo