Day 16: A song that Has Made You Cry

It’s Not Over, It’s Not Finished
It’s Not Ending, It’s Only The Beginning
When God Is In It, All Things Are New
All Things Are New
I Know Its Darkest Just Before Dawn
Might Be The Hardest Season You Experience
I Know It Hurts, Won’t Be Too Long
You’re Closer Than You Think You Are
You’re Closer Than You’ve Been Before
Lead:
Look To The Sky, Help Is On The Way
It’s Not Over, It’s Not Finished
It’s Not Ending, It’s Only The Beginning
When God Is In It All Things Are New
All Things Are New


Read more: Israel & New Breed – It’s Not Over (When God Is In It) Lyrics | MetroLyrics

There are a million and one reasons why this song along with other Israel Houghton songs makes me cry. I figured the words of Israel’s song speak to a side of me that is in need of comfort. I have already found it interesting how when I am feeling overwhelmed and overcome with emotion certain songs move me to tears. And I’m not talking a tear here and there. I bawl to no end. The flood gates open it is hard to close them. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen all the time. It seems that it usually happens when I’m at church. Say what you will about Joel Osteen and his family, but when I go to Lakewood Church, I feel somehow at peace. The praise and worship period of service allow me to let go of the emotional stress I harbor day in and day out. At any rate, at least I can release what I am feeling and feel somewhat better after.

Thanks for reading…

The Southern Yankee

Day 13: A Band or Artist That Has Gotten You Through Some Tough Ass Days

Dear Mr. Houghton,

Wow… where do I even begin this “fan letter”?

Perhaps I should start here: Thank you! Thank you for all the times your music delivered me out of a horrible place. Thank you for sharing your journey with the world.

I discovered your music when I started attending Lakewood Church back in 2009. It had been years since I attended any church and to be quite honest, I never even thought I would one day be attending a church like Lakewood.

At that time, my entire world felt so very cramped and dismal. Nothing in my life seemed right and I did not know how to get back on track. Then I heard your music. It seemed like every song spoke to and moved me differently.

“Saved by Grace” and “Favor of the Lord” became my theme songs.

“Moving Forward” and “I Receive” without fail, especially when sung in church, always make me cry. I believe the Lord uses those songs to help me release whatever is hurting me at the moment.

I truly believe you were meant to spread the word of God through your music and your amazing spirit stirring sermons.

Thank you to your mother for not going through with the abortion. Thank you to you for being a willing servant of God and the rescuer of my soul and life through song.

Yours in Christ,

The Southern Yankee