During this time of coronavirus, it becomes more evident who has the “believe” in Lauren Daigle’s song “You say.” God’s declarations and promises in the scriptures are crystal clear. God says I am loved, I am strong (because I am weak), I am held and that I am His.” I believe.
Lauren Daigle – You Say
I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe, oh I believe
What You say of meYou Say, by Lauren Daigle
This morning I listened to a song my wife shared on Facebook this morning. There is something powerful about the words of the song that brought tears to my eyes. Grown men do cry when their hearts are touched. The song was one written by Lauren Daigle. “You Say.” The question is, “do I believe?”
Lauren Daigle – You Say (Official Music Video)
Kelly Clarkson – You Say (Lauren Daigle) Cover Tribute To First Responders By Kelly Clarkson
Lauren Daigle’s song “You Say” has some amazing short phrases that are unbelievable unless you know what the scriptures say. Believe what God says and approach him with even a mustard seed of faith. The phrases that capture my attention are:
“You say I am loved”
The love of God is greater far, than anything. “For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:7-8 (ESV) This song is a good reminder of the gospel story: The Love of God
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:16-17 (ESV)
“You say I am strong”
It isn’t my strength that accomplishes anything of significance. It is what God does in and through me.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 (ESV)
“You say I am held”
It isn’t my grip on the Father that gives me assurance. It is his grip on me.
“When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.” Psalm 94:18
“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:28-29 (ESV)
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” Romans 8:31-35 (ESV)
I like the response of a father to the encouragement of Jesus to believe. In Mark 9:23-25 it says, “And Jesus said to him, ‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.’ Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’ And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, ‘You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.’” The prayer of belief was answered. Even when I don’t know what type of answer I will get, I still believe he is good, holds me, loves me and calls me his own.
God is a Beautiful Author
God is the author of everything good and beautiful we see. Satan seeks to corrupt that, but God is greater than Satan. Read Romans 8:38-39 if you want to see the power and love of God described in the scriptures. “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Lauren Daigle said this, and it is so true: “”I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Dove Awards this year,” exclaims Daigle. “I was with my family in Louisiana when I received word of the nominations. Tears of joy filled the eyes of my loved ones. Moments like this remind me to never lose the awe and wonder of what God is doing in and through our stories. He is such a beautiful author.” From: SOURCE
American Idol 2020 Performance
Just Sam & Lauren Daigle You Say Full Performance Grand Final. This is powerful: Performance