What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 8:31, 38-39
Romans 8, what a chapter! The ultimate relief for the heavy-burdened. The ultimate ammo against the enemy’s lies. The ultimate hope that God is the one working, for His glory and our good.
The world has no lack for songs to bolster one’s faith. It’s just usually about faith in yourself to “rise above”, “hold on”, or “shake it off.” What makes our faith different is its object. Not faith in ourselves, but in our God who “gave His Son to free us” from the bondage of sin and doubt. He is the reason we can keep going, because He is the author and finisher of our faith, Christ our firm foundation.
I came across this group of worship leaders in Australia called CityAlight, whose mission is to write “Christian worship music with Biblically-rich lyrics and simple melodies.” Oh what an answer to prayer! My family has been ministered to significantly by their music and I hope to introduce more into the mix here at New Covenant.
This song is one of those anthemic declarations best sung in large groups. I picture singing this bridge in a sea of believers, fists in the air, declaring God’s praises and preaching to one another of God’s firm grip on His children. Such that no one can snatch us from His hand! I boldly invite you listen, learn, and lift your voice as we bolster our faith in the only one worthy of it!
God is For Us
Written by Michael Farren, James Ferguson, Tiarne Tranter, Jesse Reeves, Jonny Robinson, James Tealy, Rich Thompson
We won’t fear the battle
We won’t fear the night
We will walk the valley
With You by our side
You will go before us
You will lead the way
We have found a refuge
Only You can save
Sing with joy now, our God is for us
The Father’s love is a strong and mighty fortress
Raise your voice now, no love is greater
Who can stand against us if our God is for us
Even when I stumble
Even when I fall
Even when I turn back
Still Your love is sure
You will not abandon
You will not forsake
You will cheer me onward
With never ending grace
Neither height nor depth can separate us
Hell and death will not defeat us
He who gave His Son to free us
Holds me in His love
© 2018 CityAlight Music / CCLI #193208