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#1119 - "See Me Through It" by Brandon Heath
NRT's Kevin Davis talks to Grammy-nominated artist about his recently released smash hit
 


BEHIND THE SONG WITH KEVIN DAVIS, #1119 -
Posted: May 19, 2022 | By: KevinDavis_NRT
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Singer-songwriter Brandon Heath last made his mark with his impressive album Faith Hope Love Repeat (one of my top 10 albums of 2017). He offers a musical style reminiscent of contemporary artists John WallerJohn Tibbs, and Josh Wilson
 
Brandon has strong vocals, personal lyrics, and a testimony of grace that can be heard in each song. His follow-up debut single with Centricity Music, “Human Nature,” is one of the most uplifting, challenging, and introspective songs from 2021. This year, we’re treated to Brandon’s full-length album, Enough Already, featuring the hit song, “See Me Through It.” 
 
Whether as an artist to set the mood for reflection and worship or for personal times of devotion, I rank Brandon Heath highly for fans of truth-telling singer-songwriters. His vulnerability and ability to connect emotionally in his songs bring me closer to God. 
 
I had the chance to speak with Brandon about “See Me Through It,” a song he wrote when the U.S. government was pulling troops out of Afghanistan. It articulates what it means to live a God-centered life in a turbulent world. It's a faith statement.
 

 
Please tell me the personal story behind this song.
 
The song’s title “See Me Through It” has a double meaning. I love titles with double meanings. We, as artists, can write songs, and people can interpret the meaning however they want. For the record, this song has more than one meaning.
 
The first meaning is I wanted to express how God sees us through our current season: easy or troublesome. The other meaning is that God also walks us through those seasons. 
 
We all walk through difficult seasons in our lives. That’s nothing new, but one thing that is particularly unique about right now is that we all seem to have a similar challenge from this pandemic. And for some of us, it feels like rock bottom. But we can know what rock we’re standing on, and He’s not going anywhere. 
 
No matter how lost we feel or how difficult things get, He sees us where we’re at, and He’s going to see us through it. No matter what’s going on around us, God will see us through it. That’s what this song is about.
 
What Bible verses connect to the message of the song?
 
Romans 8:28 (VOICE): “We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.”

1 Corinthians 13:12 (NKJV): "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known."

2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV): "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

Hebrews 11:8 (VOICE): "By faith Abraham heard God's call to travel to a place he would one day receive as an inheritance; and he obeyed, not knowing where God's call would take him."
 
Psalm 23:4 (VOICE): "Even in the unending shadows of death's darkness, I am not overcome by fear. Because You are with me in those dark moments, near with Your protection and guidance, I am comforted."
 
James 1:18-19 (VOICE): "We have a special role in His plan. He calls us to life by His message of truth so that we will show the rest of His creatures His goodness and love. Listen, open your ears, harness your desire to speak, and don't get worked up into a rage so easily, my brothers and sisters."
 
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV): "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."

2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV): "For we walk by faith, not by sight."
 
Philippians 1:6 (NKJV): “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV): 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV): "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV): "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts."
 
What is the takeaway message?
 
We have limited knowledge and vision of what’s going on in the world. We just have our own personal worldview. We forget that He created everything. And get caught up in our smaller place in the universe. Then there’s God’s view. God sees a much bigger, broader, technicolor, multi-dimensional view of what’s going on in our lives. He has a plan for us. I would rather trust in that than my own plans for myself or the government’s plans for me. That’s how I feel about it. 
 
This has been a season of me rediscovering what I mean to God, and it has just given me a lot of peace and a sense of belonging. I almost wrote a song called “I Don’t Get This.” 
 
I was walking in a park with my pastor and saw a painted rock on a trail, and it said, “You got this,” which is a popular motivational thing to say. It was early 2020, and it was so cool that my pastor said, “You don’t get this.” He also said that this pandemic is bigger than we are. I found a way to work that into the bridge of this song.
 
Lyrics
 
Things are gettin' real, Jesus, take the wheel
Only way I'm gettin' to the other side
Days are gettin' dark, life's a little hard
Blinded, but I'm tryin' not to lose sight
I don't got this, I know you got this
Yeah, yeah, yeah
And I believe it before I see it
Yeah, yeah, yeah
 
I know you're gonna see me through it
If anybody can, you can do it
God, I know in the trial and the pain, fire and the rain
You're gonna see me through it
You're gonna see me through it
If anybody can, you can do it
And whenever my hope runs away, you save the day
You're gonna see me through it
 
When the sky falls, who am I gonna call
The one who put it up there in the first place
Full-scale attack, devil on my back
Better lace 'em up and go put on my game face
I don't got this, I know you got this
Yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah, yeah, yeah)
And I believe it before I see it
Yeah, yeah, yeah
 
I know you're gonna see me through it
If anybody can, you can do it
God, I know in the trial and the pain, fire and the rain
You're gonna see me through it
You're gonna see me through it
If anybody can, You can do it
And whenever my hope runs away, you save the day
You're gonna see me through it
 
Our God is bigger than all our problems
The only One who knows how to solve 'em
So, if you're sittin' in the back, rock bottom
Prayers in the air if you got 'em
Our God (our God) is bigger than all our problems (our problems)
The only One who knows how to solve 'em (how to solve 'em)
So, if you're sittin' in the back, rock bottom
Prayers in the air if you got 'em

'Cause I know you're gonna see me through it
If anybody can, You can do it

God, I know in the trial and the pain, fire and the rain
You're gonna see me through it
You're gonna see me through it
If anybody can, You can do it
And whenever my hope runs away, you save the day
You're gonna see me through it
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I know you're gonna see me through it

Closing Thoughts
 
The prophet Abraham was called a "friend of God." He chose to not choose when he allowed his nephew, Lot, to choose which way to go. And Lot chose by sight. Abraham chose to walk by faith and not by sight. God credited that to him as righteousness. Righteousness comes from faith in the unseen like Abraham displayed in the Bible. 
 
Being a Christian means that we walk by faith, not by sight. Faith requires people to rely on the unseen. We walk by faith every day. The beauty of walking by faith and not by sight is that we can learn to trust God more with our lives. 
 
Righteousness was accredited to Abraham for his faith. We need to have the faith that the Bible describes in Hebrews 11:1 (NIV): "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."
 
In the Bible, God says that if we walk by faith, we can do anything in Christ. I'm completely convicted by the strong lyrics and find immense comfort in this song filled with biblical truth.
 
We can face our daily battles with more courage and strength because we know that whatever the outcome, based on His promise in Romans 8:28, "God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
 
We all need our great God to fix our messes and to turn them into messages in some way. He gives us grace. The beauty of grace is that it’s not something we deserve or can earn, it’s a gift from our great God. So many people can relate to the song’s message. He is a God of infinite second chances. 
 
See Me Through It” offers a comforting message: there’s always hope. We can't see everything in our fallen world through life's mirror dimly obscuring grace and truth. The only thing we can do is to trust in God’s Son, Jesus. His ways are higher than our ways. That’s how we can have a better view.
 
This anthem of praise is a daily prayer. It asks God to come and change our hearts and lives in such a way that our behavior and the way we live flow from Him living inside of us. What a powerful expression of what it means to accept that God never leaves or forsakes us. He is all we need. 
 
One of the lessons I've learned in life is that we shouldn't wait to fix ourselves before we step out in faith. Look for ways to obey God and offer your faith to Him. Read your Bible daily and get that reminder to not be afraid.
 
King David was a shepherd. When writing Psalm 23, he knew that the Lord was his only guide and hope, the good shepherd of his soul. This song is all about submitting your worries, anxieties, and stress to God. Let Him be your guide. He wants to walk beside you. He wants you to be bold and unafraid. 
 
When I read the Bible, I’m strengthened with the truth that fear, worry, and anxiety are not God's plans for my life. So, trust His Word completely—no matter the circumstances.
 
Our thoughts are constantly under attack by the enemy. This song is a great way to submit to God and commit yourself to Him. The Bible says to trust in what God says about us, no matter how we feel about ourselves. In many areas in our lives, especially as we’ve faced this coronavirus pandemic, we spend a lot of time worrying, living in fear and anxiety. We need to let that go and allow the Lord to be our redeemer. 
 
Brandon writes and sings his breath, given to him by God, into anointed new songs to encourage us. You'll be blessed by this powerful song which is a stand-out anthem with a convicting declaration: “'Cause I know you're gonna see me through it/If anybody can, You can do it/God I know in the trial and the pain, fire and the rain/You're gonna see me through it.” Amen to that.

NRT Lead Contributor Kevin Davis is a long-time fan of Christian music, an avid music collector, and credits the message of Christian music for leading him to Christ. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three daughters.

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