Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

I try to hold on to this world  
with everything I have
But I feel the weight of what it brings,  
and the hurt that tries to grab
The many trials that seem to never end,  
His word declares this truth,
that we will enter in this rest  
with wonders anewBut I hold on to this hope
and the promise that He brings
That there will be a place  
with no more suffering(CHORUS)
There will be a day with no more tears,  
no more pain,  
and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place,  
will be no more,  
we'll see Jesus face to face
But until that day,  
we'll hold on to you always
 
I know the journey seems so long
You feel your walking on your own
But there has never been a step
Where you’ve walked out all alone
Troubled soul don’t lose your heart
Cause joy and peace he brings
And the beauty that’s in store
Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting
 
I can’t wait until that day where the very one I’ve lived for always will wipe away the sorrow that I’ve faced
To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame and misery this is why this is why I sing
 
(REPEAT CHORUS)

TID-bits

  • We wish every day could be sunny and 72.
  • With nothing on our to-do list
  • With us not needing to exercise
  • But instead our days are filled with “The many trials that seem to never end.”
  • That’s why I think the best thing that we could ever have is hope.
  • You have to have hope to bump you along each day
  • Until you finally get to that day with no more tears.

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  • We know we’re not perfect.
  • But I think we think we’re supposed to be.
  • We think “I’m a Christian, life shouldn’t be this hard.”
  • Well, guess what all your difficulties do for you -
  • They lead you closer to God.
  • They let you see God’s strength working through them.
  • They get you trusting and ultimately loving Him more.
  • Start by talking about how we WISH being a Christian meant living a perfect life, even though we know it's not.
  • Mention how “your imperfections will lead you closer to God.  The Bible says we can give thanks for those trials that are helping us grow.”
  • Finish with:  "Because ultimately those trials will cease, and this song is about getting to see the one who brought you through them."

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  • My friend is a “coffee snob”
  • She won’t use a coffee maker.
  • She will only use a “french press”
  • It lets coffee “steep” - like tea -   and then she has to press the grounds down through the water.
  • It made me think that good things come out of pressure.
  • Pressure causes us to cry out to God.
  • And those cries - those prayers - as it says in Revelation 5 are like incense - which is a pleasing aroma.
  • Just like a french press makes good coffee, your pressures make prayers, which God is pleased to hear.
  • And as those prayers “steep,” He will ultimately make something good out of them.

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  •  Jeremy and his first wife, Melissa, were married in October of 2000.
  • However, by February of 2001, only four months later, she passed away from ovarian cancer.
  • So, knowing that, you can understand the passion you hear in his voice when he sings this song...  

    Scripture References

    Revelation 21:4  

    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

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    Psalm 91:14  

    “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”

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    Matthew 25:23

    “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

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    2 Corinthians 4:17

    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

    Your Own Experiences

     

    Talk about meeting a loved one at the airport.   Someone who has been absent awhile.   Talk about the feelings of joy that brings.   Then compare it to the line in the song about seeing Jesus face to face.

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    Talk about reading one of your favorite books.   How, like with all good stories, it came to a pleasing conclusion.   Then tell the listener that their book is being written by God, and they’re going to see it one day in Heaven.   Talk about how what they’re going through is only a chapter.

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    Recall a memory of taking a long trip when you were a kid.   Add in the words “Are We There Yet?”   Tie that into the line of this song that says:   “I know the journey seems so long.”   Let the listener know that they are not walking the journey alone.   Let them know that your station is there for them.

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