Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 5 ~ Song of Hope

Christian artist and songwriter Aaron Shust is no stranger to painful circumstances. While Shust was recording his last album, his son, Nicky, was diagnosed with a rare disease of the esophagus, and his grandmother was dying.

Shust says on his website: “Through all of the sickness and heartache and loss, my family has run to God and his promises. We’ve been forced to our knees, but this trial has made life exponentially more meaningful. And through it all, God has never left us. He brought strength to our weakness, peace to our uncertainty, and healing to our wounds. He’s given us the grace to handle what we didn’t believe we could. And ultimately, he’s let us experience the joy of seeing his miraculous grace at work. To witness your own child being healed of something that doctors told you was permanent, painful and incurable—well, if that doesn’t move your heart to worship, I don’t suppose there’s anything that will.”

On his latest album, This Is What We Believe, Shust performs the powerful ballad, "My Hope Is In You." The chorus epitomizes the kind of hope I've been discussing in this series:

My hope is in You, Lord
All the day long, I won't be shaken by drought or storm
A peace that passes understanding is my song
And I sing, my hope is in You, Lord

May this song be the cry of my heart and yours tonight as we put our hope and trust in the One who not only created us but knows us each by name! My hope is in you, Lord!

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  1. This is one of my favorite songs. :)

  2. Mine too, Steph! We really like Aaron Shust at our house!