One of my favorite things about reviewing music is the story behind every artist. In every song they write. The message. The sound. The arrangement. Every song has a story. Contemporary Christian artist Tim Timmons has a beautiful victory story.
Roughly 20 years ago, Tim was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given five years to live. But, God spared him from a death sentence, thus giving the artist a new freedom--and a testimony. Now, Tim shares victory and profound joy in his music. And, you can hear it in these two songs from Tim's latest release, HERE.
So, let my praises roar Roar like a freight train Louder than all my fears
As a Christian, we are constantly confronted with Bible verses guiding us on how to live our life. Don't get me wrong; that's definitely not a bad thing! The Bible is the Word of God and is meant to lead us on the correct path. But sometimes it can be extremely confusing or conflicting with our human instincts. For example, the command to "not fear" is challenged everyday by my life. Sometimes, we want to submit to depression and anxiety just because it's the easy thing to do. But there's a deeper nature inside of us and that is our connection to the Lord. When He commands us not to fear, it's not just theoretical. He, in fact, has won all of our battles already. He has stood on the other side, the side of victory. He came back to help us walk to that victory so we aren't walking through the battle alone. These struggles are just temporary and to God, they are like wispy clouds. Blurry and thick to those below but passable to Him up above. Take a moment to release the tension and breathe in His peace. Breathe in. Breathe out. The same God who created the air you are breathing has won your battles. You don't have to fear.
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My joy and sorrow, peace in the breakdown
God of redemption, You turn it all around
You turn it all around
This song holds so much truth that there isn't much I can do to build on it. God's work in the chaos is truly astounding in my eyes. He never lets go. I get inside my own head a lot and scare myself about the future and what's ahead and what I have to do and it's never ending. It's frightening and absolutely not healthy. I eventually dry out all of my typical options for satisfaction until I only have the Lord left to turn to. He definitely shouldn't be my last option and I'm working on making Him my first. My advice to you is to recognize Him as the ultimate comfort. If you accept Him into your heart and your life now, you won't be at a loss in the struggle. With peace in your heart, you can get through anything. He will never let you go. Let that sink in. He. Will. Never. Let. You. Go.
Selena Schulz is NRT’s youngest staff contributor. She loves God, music, reading, and writing.
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