Evermore – Taylor Swift

Evermore is thought to outline a healing process of poor mental health. We cannot deny our human experience of mental health and during this pandemic and for most of us we have struggled at times and felt like the pain, hardship and loneliness will be for evermore.

The book of Lamentations is a book of hardship and the writer spends much of the book complaining. Yet it’s a reminder that God’s love never stops, and that God is always faithful.

Lamentations 3:22-23 (https://bit.ly/2xD7WN8)
Today, take courage that even in today’s hardship God loves you and is faithful to you.



Amazing Grace

One of the songs sang at Joe Biden’s inauguration was Amazing Grace. Most of us are familiar with this song but its main point is a good reminder of our journey as Christ followers and makes a beautiful soundtrack to our lives.

Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
Luke 19:10 (https://bit.ly/1QiQ8KK)

As we come to know Christ we become found. With a clear conscience we can sing this song, with thankfulness loud and clear. Today, give thanks that God has found you and pray for people you know who are still lost.



Holy – Justin Bieber

In this song Bieber sings about feeling holy, holy, holy. I don’t really know what he means by feeling holy, but God asks us to be holy.
1 Peter 1:15-16 (https://bit.ly/2LASQ7c)

What does that mean? Its means living a life of light, love and life following Jesus’ example. Being holy means loving our neighbours, being free of pride and following God’s calling on our life.

Today, ask yourself: what does it mean for me to be holy as God is holy?
What does being holy look like during a pandemic?



Prisoner – Miley Cyrus

This song is about being a prisoner. Being stuck in something and unable to get out. Unable to escape.

Being caught in a cycle of sin and addiction can feel like being a prisoner.
Psalm 32:5 (https://bit.ly/3apZxl0) talks about confessing our sin and receiving forgiveness.
Romans 6:18 (https://bit.ly/2Mj1gkd) says Jesus has set us free from our sin.

When you feel trapped in sin, there are two good things to do. Firstly, pray! Remember who God is. Secondly, find a mature Christian you trust and tell them. Ask them to help you on your journey to freedom from that sin.

What sin do you need help with today?