Review This (Part 9 of Many)! *I Bet You Don’t Curse God*

Christina Grimmie, someone I have been subscribed to on YouTube for quite a few years now! I have seen her grow from doing covers on YouTube, to performing with Selena Gomez, and now an album! She is simply amazing! A great singer/songwriter/musician! She is simply amazing and hearing this song “I Bet You Don’t Curse God”, has inspired me even more! I love this song from beginning to end. If you are into vocals, you have to listen to the end. It’s simple, but she throws out something that shows you she is a complete genius when it comes to arranging her own vocals! Love this girl, and the lyrics are posted below the video!

The message in her song reminds me of how much we take God for granted until we are really in a desperate situation. We should always remember to call on God, even when times are easy instead of only when they’re tough. It’s like asking someone to do you a favor when you haven’t even talked to them in a while or only when you need something… We should remember how it feels to be on that end and get to know God more closely. When He is there in the good times, He will make it easier and you won’t even have to ask Him to be there in the bad times! He’ll simply carry you through them!

Christina Grimmie – I Bet You Don’t Curse God

Lyrics:

I bet You don’t curse god.
When the Doctor calls with a stern voice
and test results
and he asks You to come in right away.
I bet You don’t curse God.
When you’re on a plane in a turbulance, pourin’ rain
And you’re hoping that you’ll make it out okay.

Everybody cries, We’ve all faked a smile.
When your back’s against the wall
and your hands are tied.

There’s pain, Life hurts,
There’s a thousand things You think You don’t deserve.
All hope is lost
When You spend it all and You just can’t beat the odds.
I bet You don’t curse God.
I bet You don’t curse God.

I bet You don’t curse God when your child is gone
And he ain’t picking up the phone
And it’s 2am on a Saturday in July.
I bet you don’t curse God at your bottom ine
and your credit cards are all declined,
And you don’t know where you’re gonna sleep tonight.

Everybody cries, We’ve all faked a smile.
When your back’s against the wall
and your hands are tied.

There’s pain, Life hurts,
There’s a thousand things You think You don’t deserve.
All hope is lost
When You spend it all and You just can’t beat the odds.
I bet You don’t curse God.
Oh, I bet You don’t curse God.

I bet you don’t curse god when you’re dying in bed
About to take your one last breath
and you’re holding on before you say goodnight.

There’s pain, Life hurts,
There’s a thousand things You think you don’t deserve.
When All hope is lost
When You spend it all
and You just can’t beat the odds.
I bet You don’t curse… GOD.
I bet You don’t curse… GOD.
I bet you don’t curse God.

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Review This (Part 8 of Many)! **This is for you today**

With so much hurt, pain, and sadness going on in the world today, it can bring your current situation to a more depressing level. You hear it all the time, people ending their own lives because the pressure is too much or the pain is unbearable. With the problems I am currently facing, it can take it’s toll on even the most encouraging, uplifting person (not saying that I’m the most encouraging or uplifting), but I definitely have been struggling this past week with some deep feelings. Feelings that involve something that has never been resolved completely. As a result, there have been times when I feel like I’m harboring resentment and anger, when I always talk about not harboring those feelings. I have not acted out towards those who have hurt me, but instead, I have fallen into a place where I still let things suppress who I am and how I really feel. Sometimes, the pain and memories are too much to bear and bringing up the issues to resolve them feels like it will take too much out of me and I end up walking away, leaving the things unresolved. Even though I KNOW those things are NOT my fault in any way, I still seem to feel the responsibility of exposing the truth and lies that have been told for many years. But I must leave that all up to God!

By feeling this way, I have been asking God to remove this pain and hurt from me and to draw me closer to Him. Then I remembered this song. It’s a song that I have listened to for years and it always seemed to get me through my toughest of times. I am not alone in this and I know that this song is for me today, as well as you! This song lets me know that all I have to do is keep praying and God will get me through even the toughest times. I remember a few times that I thought I was at my worst and things would never end, but I can look back now and see that it really wasn’t as bad as I made it out to be and I made it through!

OUT OF EDEN – Draw You Near

*lyrics are posted below the video*

Lyrics:

I woke up on this morning
And misery surrounds me
And I am forced to face a day
I didn’t even want to begin

God knows I’m going through it
And it’s hard to imagine I can take it this time
As my sadness mounts I pray that this day would end
Cry myself to sleep and then start again

When the world loses its luster
And you’re feeling sad and lonely
And you need someone to be there
In your time of need, time of need

You can turn your eyes to the Heavens
And their creator’s watching on you
With arms of love to hold you
And draw you near

You’re in the midst of heartache
Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one
Lost all your faith can barely pray
For the strength you need to go on

Well darling don’t give up now
I know that inevitably this too shall pass
Trouble doesn’t last always hold on through the pain
I believe the sun will outlast your rain

When the world loses it’s luster
And you’re feeling sad and lonely
And you need someone to be there
In your time of need, time of need

You can turn your eyes to the Heavens
And their creator’s watching on you
With arms of love to hold you
And draw you near

Draw you near

Ooh, just to take the pain away
Ooh, so you can see a brighter day
Oh, I know you can find the strength
That you need to get you through what you’re going through
So when the world seems to crash down on you

Don’t worry, no matter
He hears you, keep praying
Don’t worry, no matter
He hears you, keep praying

When, no, no, no
All you gotta do is call
And my God, He will be there
When you’re down and out
When you’re feeling lonely
Keep praying

Draw you closer yeah
Draw you closer

Ooh, all you gotta do is call
Oh yeah
And He will be there for you
Turn your eyes
Oh
With arms of love
Ooh

Don’t worry, no matter
He hears you, keep praying
Don’t worry, no matter
He hears you, keep praying

Review This (Part 7 of Many)!

Let’s just begin with this today! I know I talk a lot about God and sometimes for others it can be overwhelming. Some people look at me and say that I think I’m better than someone who doesn’t believe in God or is, I guess, in between. Or they look at me and say that I’m too overpowering with what I believe. Some may even say that I put on a front and a show for others, and that no one can truly be happy living the way I live my life. Some people look at me, not always in a negative way, but give me encouragement and tell me to continue to be who I am. Sometimes it’s not easy, but I must be true to what I love and how I choose to live my life.

If you haven’t been reading my posts, I’m going to briefly give you history as to why I love sharing my life and how God has been an awesome inspiration and guide in my life. When I was 8 I knew I wanted to give my life to God. I believed everything I heard in church about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins and being raised from the dead. I still do. I know it sounds crazy to people, but when you have the faith and see things that happen in your life that are completely unexplained, I cannot deny that God is real! Anyway, I went up to the altar when asked if anyone wanted to give their life to God. I was crying and felt like I was home. Shortly after, I asked to be baptized and I was. I knew that God had something for me in life, even at 8 years old. So, of course, like any child, you go through different stages, you fall away from what your parents teach you and I even fell away from my faith and didn’t live for God for quite some time. There were good times and bad times, but overall, I still felt like something was missing. So to keep a long story short (I know it’s hard for me to do!) I ended up coming back to my faith and started living for God.

Publicly I struggled living for God fearing that others would judge me for my beliefs, until just recently when I decided that I can either keep God’s greatness to myself (which is selfish) or share His love and greatness with others as He would have me do. So I said, “It’s time to start caring about others the way God cares for me.” I won’t stop and I won’t look back. I know that I’m not perfect and have a lot of growing to do, but I feel that if I let my light shine and live a life according to God’s word, then I just might be able to encourage others to do the same thing! And after hearing this song by Britt Nicole and reading the lyrics, I became even more inspired to let my light shine to the world, whether they are ready or not!

“Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:15-16)

Britt Nicole – Ready or Not ft Lecrae (one of my fave Christian rappers!)

Review This (Part 6 of Many)!

Sometimes all hope is lost. We struggle in our relationships with friends and family along with the bad things that seem to be never ending. All of these issues that we can’t agree on, plus dealing with a constant question in our minds “Is it ever going to get better?”. Friends, I’m here to tell you that it does get better. The hurt and pain only lasts for a time and a season, and God will move you out of it!

As a Christian, it has never gotten to the point where I don’t face any battles and things are perfectly peachy. In fact, the struggle is still the same, only you have God to put your trust in and He always makes everything right! I cannot speak for everyone, but for me personally, the things I thought that God would never do, He has done. Even through the most devastating of situations, I would ask God why and often wonder why he didn’t just change my circumstances so that I could be happy. As a Christian, I do not have the answer to everything. I don’t think anyone can. If God is as great as He is (or that we claim Him to be), then we wouldn’t understand everything or why He lets things happen. If we all understood and knew everything He did and had the answers to everything, there would be no reason to believe in God. We, ourselves would be great and would have the cure or answers to everything.

My hope is not in knowing that we have to struggle in this life, my hope is in knowing that there is a God that has given me the free will to choose to live for Him (or not) even in the midst of all of my pain and suffering and in the end I will have a place to live free from all of those things. By the way, how will we ever appreciate a life where we no longer suffer and are forever happy if we didn’t go through a life of pain and suffering first?

With all of that said, listen to this song by Andy Mineo. I know I have been showing you all of the songs from that album, but this one (along with many others) speaks to me in a few different ways.

Andy Mineo – Death Has Died

Review This (Part 5 of Many!)

‘Review This’ is back today. I have noticed that I am at a place in my life where I have to come to terms with the truth. The truth? The truth about what? The truth about my life. The truth of being first, but usually last. And I don’t mean the verse from the bible where it states “In the same way, the last will be first, and the first will be last, because many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 20:16 (that’s a whole new topic there).

What I really mean is being told that I was too old to do some things in my life because I was too old (when I was only 6) and having my dreams crushed at such a young age. I also mean the times when I was told that I was loved, but then some things were really just said and not actually meant. The same times when I was told that fairness was the only way, but then you see the treatment you get compared to others, you realize that what you have done never really mattered anyway. I was always trying to do good because I felt that if I didn’t do right or tell on others, I would get the punishment I didn’t really deserve. Then made to put on a front so that no one would know the real TRUTH of everything.

I have come to terms that all of these things, along with some unmentioned things, I had no control over. However, coming to this realization about the truth in my life, I understand that everyone else has their own battles and things they struggled with. As for me, I have always used music to overcome my battles. And really Matthew 20:16 does play a part in this life. We all can’t change the way this world has become and continues to become, but at least when this Gravity is no more, our truths will all be one, or two!

Lecrae – Gravity ft J.R.

Review This (Part 4 of Many)!

Greatness! We all desire to be great at something! No matter who you are you still have dreams, right? If we could change some of our life’s experiences or circumstances we would right? Of course some of you are saying yes, and some of you are saying no. Truth is, no matter who you are and what your status is, we all still have flaws and aren’t perfect. We aren’t walking around with an S on our chest, tights, and a cape (which actually sounds quite corny!). As human beings, we go through something that is a constant battle and struggle, but one thing is for certain, we don’t have to be superhuman when we have God!

Andy Mineo – Superhuman

Review This (Part 3 of Many)

It’s Friday and the weekend is here! Because I usually save the weekend for family time and other things like Church, etc., I will not be posting on the weekends. I will, however, be posting some videos that I like over the weekend on my blog post’s Facebook page so if you aren’t following it yet, go FOLLOW it here!

This first song is something I stumbled upon via Pandora (yet again!)! This song puts me back to the time when I used to sing backup for an up and coming Gospel artist and how we (praise dancers, background singers, musicians, etc.) used to be rehearsing and we would end up just worship our Heavenly Father! Whenever I am in need of being in the presence of the Lord (which for me is quite often), this is one of the songs that takes me there!

Brian Courtney Wilson – Almighty God

Lyrics to Almighty God
Grace and Truth..So we worship you Almighty God…

You are our redeemer..
You redeem
The one source of our strength
We worship You..Almighty God…

You are full of mercy
You are full of grace and truth
We worship You, Almighty God

You are full of mercy
You are full of grace and truth
We worship You, Almighty God

You are our Redeemer
You are our resource and strength
We worship You, Almighty God

You are our Redeemer
You are our resource and strength
We worship You, Almighty God

You are our Creator
Everything was made by You
We worship You, Almighty God

God of mercy.. and great grace
Full of compassion now we embrace
Full of Your power in this place
Touch us now as we seek Your face- We worship you
We worship you
We worship You
You’re merciful and full of grace Lord
we worship you..
And the truth is we never would’ve
made it- unless you were there for us Lord Jesus
we worship You
Everytime we shine You’re there..
That’s why we worship You.. We worship-
We worship You
I surrender all, I surrender all to
You Jesus…Oooh Lord We worship You
We worship You
And the fullness of Your glory.
When I look up, I can see all around me
we worship You
So much power. I see the promise..
I believe the promise. That’s why we worship

That’s why we lay down our lives..
That’s why we bow down…
and bend..and bow…and surrender…
and chose to lose…and turn the other cheek…
and walk the extra mile
and give and give and give and give again Lord Jesus.
We worship You,
Almighty God.

The next song I would love to share with you is another song that brings me to a place of peace and all those warm fuzzy feelings, lol! Reminds me of the late 90’s 2000’s songs. Beautiful lyrics, beautiful music, and very soothing. Take a listen…

Joann Rosario – More Than Anything

Lyrics to More Than Anything

Verse
Lord I need to know
How to please Your heart (tell me)
Yes, I understand
There is more that you require (no)
No not because I have to
Because I really need to
And then because I want to
This is my way of saying to You

Chorus
I love You Lord
More than anything
More than life itself
I offer You worship in spirit and in truth
repeat

Verse
That my life would be pleasing
And my heart pure before You
That my praise would flow from the deepest part of me
(Deepest part of me)
You’re the source of my strength
The love that makes me whole
I’ll forever love Your name
The wonders of Your grace
I cannot explain

Chorus

Bridge
Oh, where would I be without Your love
Without Your hand upon my life
When You found me
I was alone
Hopelessly wandering on my own
So here I stand before You now
I humble myself
My King I bow
There is nothing
There is no one like you Lord

Chorus out