A Shoulder To Cry On, a Hand To Comfort
Posted October 31, 2010
By AmandaDeWilde_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What’s your story about His glory? Whatever your situation, you may be able to relate to the stories creatively portrayed by award-winning artist, Matthew West, in his new record.
In what he describes as the “sequel” to his 2008 album Something To Say, Matthew delivers a touching array of songs that will humble you, convict you, challenge you, and undoubtedly bring healing to many hurting hearts.
Inspired by the true stories of thousands of fans, The Story of Your Life digs into deep topics with a freshness and sincerity that’s often hard to come by. It tactfully covers issues like divorce and abuse, as well as a few tough questions people ask about life and the purpose behind it.
Above all, this album offers hope in the midst of hurt. To me, it’s the model of how Christians should comfort those who’ve been through rough times. It may be another follower of Christ or it may be someone who’s just searching for someone to love them. But when they cross our paths, what should we do? We should leap out of our comfort zone, out of our own safe little world, reach out our hand and say, “I know it hurts. You’ve been through a lot, but your story can have a happy ending.” That’s what this record does. It’s like a shoulder for the broken to cry on, and then it gently lifts their face and says, “This is the hope you can have in Christ ...”
Through his music, Matthew shows that whatever your story, Christ can be your hope and your healing.
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