A man lost his fiancé and found these words written in her journal:
I am not abandoned.
That was the real-life inspiration behind the song, I Am Not Abandoned, one of ten tracks on HBCD Worship’s debut album, Alive in Me.
Maybe it’s the writer in me, who can’t help but turn everything she hears into story fodder.
Or maybe it’s the mom, who knows her youngest son is half a world away in an orphanage with no mommy or daddy to hold him and if I could whisper one tiny truth in his precious little ear, it would be this:
You, my beloved child, are not abandoned.
The lyrics resonate deep in my soul. All the songs on the album do.
Which is why I wanted to share the awesomeness with you.
You can check out the album by clicking on the links below:
When I asked Austin Tullos, one of the artists of HBCD Worship, to share his heart behind the album with you, here’s what he had to say:
From the start, our greatest priority has been to make an album that is focused on Jesus, not us. Our purpose in writing and recording these songs is to make much of Jesus, glorify His name, proclaim His Word, and encourage His people.
On the physical copy, you’ll find that each song in the track listing has a scripture reference listed beside it. This detail, though small, is one that we are really excited about! There are no words more powerful than the words God wrote for us and we crafted each song with this in mind. Embedded into the foundation of writing the lyrics of these songs is our belief that God’s word brings hope, joy, and certainty to a world that is filled with fear, doubt, and uncertainty.
On a local level, it’s our joy and honor to serve the people of Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport each week as worship leaders. We wrote this album with them in mind and are encouraged each week by their unashamed worship.
On a larger scale, I hope this album speaks to your heart. I pray there is a song for you on this album. I’m not sure where you are right now. I’m not sure what you’re struggling with. But I do know that we serve a God of joy who is sufficient for all of our needs and it is not in His nature to abandon or forsake His children.
I hope that these songs spur you on in your journey as an unashamed worshipper of Jesus Christ. I hope they challenge you to continue to strive to make much of Him in everything you do…Because I can promise you these things: He’s good. He’s faithful. He’s trustworthy. And He’s worth it.
I pray that you are blessed and encouraged by our music. You are loved.
“I can’t always see the light from the valley,
Still you shine, you shine.
I am not, I will never be abandoned.
For my God will never leave my side.”
~HBCD Worship, I Am Not Abandoned
Let’s Talk: When is a time in your life when you felt fearful, but God reminded you that you were not abandoned?
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