SONG OF THE WEEK: Our Hope Endures by Natalie Grant

So many Natalie Grant songs show her deep understanding of finding God in the midst of struggle.  This song, Our Hope Endures, too often leaves me breathless, with such a profound awareness of the Lord’s presence.  You know when people get to the other side of a struggle and they say “I don’t know how others go through it with out Jesus?” This song speaks to that place in a life when there’s nothing to hold on to but hope in the Lord. 

Daily we place our hopes in airbags, security systems, babysitters and medicines.  But then there are those days when there is no other place to put your faith but in the Lord.  That’s when you learn hope in the Lord is the only one that endures.

You would think only so much can go wrong
Calamity only strikes once
And you assume this one has suffered her share
Life will be kinder from here
Oh, but sometimes the sun stays hidden for years
Sometimes the sky rains night after night
When will it clear?

But our Hope endures the worst of conditions
It’s more than our optimism
Let the earth quake
Our Hope is unchanged

How do we comprehend peace within pain?
Or joy at a good man’s wake?
Walk a mile with the woman whose body is torn
With illness but she marches on
Oh, ’cause sometimes the sun stays hidden for years
Sometimes the sky rains night after night
When will it clear?

But our Hope endures the worst of conditions
It’s more than our optimism
Let the earth quake
Our Hope is unchanged

Emmanuel, God is with us
El Shaddai, all sufficient
We never walk alone
And this is our hope

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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