Taking It Deeper


Sometimes I just want to start over,
'Cause everything looks like a wreck
And I need the courage to carry on,
'Cause I can't see what's ahead
And there are places I've wished I could be,
Battles I've wanted to win
Dreams that have slipped through my hands
I may never get back again

But I'm still a dreamer, a believer
Oh, I've lost my faith in so many things,
But I still believe in You
'Cause You can make anything new
Sometimes I just wish we could say
All the things that are easy to hear
Ignore the injustice we see
And explain every unanswered prayer
But I'd rather speak honestly
And wear a tattered heart on my sleeve
'Cause in the middle of my broken dreams, redemption is here

And I'm still a dreamer, a believer
Oh, I've lost my faith in so many things,
But I still believe in You
'Cause You are the answer, the redeemer
Oh, I've given up on too many things,
But I'm not giving up on You
'Cause You can make anything new

I don't have every answer in life
But I'm trusting You one day at a time
'Cause You can make a weak heart stay alive forever
this is where Heaven and Earth collide
I lift my hands and give my life
This is how my weary heart stays alive

Oh, I'm still a dreamer
(This is where heaven and earth collide)
(I lift my hands and give my life)
Still a believer
(This is how my weary heart stays alive)
Oh, You are the answer
(Oh, this is where Heaven and Earth collide)
(I lift my voice and give my life)
The redeemer
(This is how my weary heart stays alive, oh)

'Cause You can make anything new
Yeah, You can make anything new



  • The Sanctus Real band members all have struggles in life, just like you and I
  • Matt Hammitt, the lead singer, has dealt with a baby with a heart defect, who has had to undergo open heart surgeries.
  • His child, Bowen, had his heart stop the night before his first surgery.
  • Matt says that it is at those times that everything is stripped down to just a belief that Jesus can make everything new.
  • What struggle are you having that Jesus needs to redeem and make new for you?


  • You know how when your cell phone, or your laptop get out of whack, you have to reset it?
  • Well, God designed you the same way.
  • He made you to need Him when your Spirit gets out of whack.
  • This is a song about re-setting.   Sanctus Real, and The Redeemer.


  • My blind spot almost got me the other day.
  • I was shifting lanes, just as a pickup was coming up from my driver’s side rear.
  • He laid on the horn, and I swerved back to my lane.
  • You know, we all have a blind spot - it’s called “the future”
  • and we try to move into it confidently, in control.
  • but we need to check with God before we move into a new lane.
  • This (that) song is like a rear view mirror, reminding us to keep looking back to God before we move ahead.


    Scripture References

    Deuteronomy 4:39-40

    Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.   Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the Lord your God gives you for all time.


    Psalm 27:14

    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.


    John 16:33 (Words of Jesus)

    “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.”


    Your Own Experiences

    How has God helped you start over in life?   Describe when your life looked like a wreck, and how He redeemed it.


    Have you ever lost faith in something?   Maybe you were once sick for an extended period and you thought you’d never be back to what you once were?   Did God make your heart new?


    Are you still a dreamer?   A believer?   Do you trust that God will see you through?   Describe what you still believe in against all odds.


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