Taking It Deeper


I'm not about to give up
Because I heard you say
There's gonna be brighter days
There's gonna be brighter days
I won’t stop, I’ll keep my head up
No, I'm not here to stay
There's gonna be brighter days
There's gonna be brighter days
I just might bend but I won’t break
As long as I can see your face
When life won’t play along
And right keeps going wrong
And I can’t seem to find my way
I know where I am found
So I won’t let it drag me down
Oh, I'll keep dancing anyway
I'm gonna move (move)
I'm gonna move (move)
I'm gonna move (I’m gonna move)
I’ve got to hold her steady
Keep my head in the game
Everything is about to change
Everything is about to change
This hurt is getting heavy
But I'm not about to cave
Everything is about to change
There's gonna be brighter days
No matter what may come
Gotta move to a different drum
No matter what life brings
Gotta move to a different beat


  •    If it feels like the waves are crashing up against your shore just remember:
  •   The tide always turns.


  •   Don’t you wish life were like plastic or wooden fruit - the kind you put in a bowl to pretty up a coffee table?
  •   Instead, life is more like real fruit.   When it’s left out, over time, it gets pretty messy.
  •   We may get bent out of shape if our lives aren’t picture perfect.
  •   But a picture perfect life is often plastic or phony.
  •   Real life is messy.
  •   And this song (that song) has encouragement if your life is particularly messy right now.   It lets you know that there will be brighter days.


  • Talk about seeing a still life painting of a bowl of fruit. Ask why painters often paint that?   It’s because fruit is bright and colorful.   It looks nice.
  • Compare that to how in real life bowls of fruit tends to get rotten if left alone.
  • Finish by saying “If your life feels like that, this song reminds you that things are about to change.   God will move to brighten your life up again.”  


  •   Somebody’s gonna rip your rudder hard to starboard.
  •   It’s a fact of life, you can’t always keep the wheel turned to one side.
  •   If you do, you just go around in circles.
  •   Now, if you don’t like the direction where things are going, know that God can change it.
  •   Just keep praying, and stay in the boat.
  •   This song (that song) is about hoping for that direction change...


  • Start by talking about how life causes us to make sharp turns.   Maybe the boss throws you a curve ball.  
  • Continue by saying how our attitude can get bitter when it happens, but we have to course correct it, otherwise we’ll keep going round and round with negative thoughts.
  • Finish with “this song talks about how God will help you move back in the right direction.


  •   Feel like having a meltdown today?
  •   Just remember that gold can’t be formed into something beautiful until it’s had a meltdown.
  •   And God considers you to be more precious than gold.


  •   The best part about moving is the pizza party afterwards.
  •   God’s got your move secured, and you need to get ready to have a great party...


    Scripture References

    2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.


    John 16:33   "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."


    Jeremiah 29:11   For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


    Your Own Experiences

    There had to have come a time when you had had enough of a situation.   What did you do to change it?   Someone is struggling with life right now, fearful of change.   Can you give encouragement from the lesson you learned coming out of your stressful situation?


    Do you have something you always say to keep yourself going in stressful situations?   My family says “It is what it is, and the is... is Jesus.”   Suggest to the listener that they come up with a phrase to keep themselves going.   Maybe one of the scriptures in the scripture references section on this page.


    Out of a rainy weather forecast you could mention this song, specifically about it saying there will be brighter days ahead.


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