You Raise Me Up

A few weeks ago, I wrote a short post about a song called, Hope Can Change Everything (read it here.) This little post is my number-one-viewed on the blog. Every day somebody will bring it up on their computer because they searched for “who sings hope can change everything.” Or they want to know who wrote it, or to find the lyrics for this song performed by the K-LOVE Fan Awards Artists. (Listen here.)

People need hope. People are searching for hope. People are looking for a Home for their hope… A place their heart can rest and feel at ease. A place where they feel secure and safe in their hope. For me, that hope rests in my one and only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As I write, these words come to mind…

Till my hope finds a home
I will call upon you Lord
Till I don’t feel alone
In this ever-changing world
Until my heart finds peace
Until my mind can rest
I will call upon You, Lord

Is there any better place to put our hope? Is there anyone else more worthy to be the Keeper of our hope? The chorus to Hope Can Change Everything says it

Reaches in the heart
Of your darkest night
Lifts you off the ground
When you’ve lost the fight
Keeps you hanging on
Through the disbelief
Every day, every step, every dream
Hope can change everything

Isn’t that exactly what Jesus does? He reaches into our deepest part and lifts us off the ground into his sweet embrace. The song in my head when I woke up this morning was You Raise Me Up as recorded by Selah (hear it here.) Jesus raises us up and gives us hope, so that we can stand on mountains.

When I am down, and oh my soul, so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence
Until You come and sit awhile with me

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up—to more than I can be

You Raise Me Up words by Brendan Graham and music by Rolf Levland

I captured the featured image while vacationing this summer in the Smokey Mountains. I love how it looks like the light of heaven is shining down into the gray mist.

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