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'Faithful' by Hawk Nelson

John's Take

Have you ever received that phone call? You know the one I’m talking about, “the phone call you never want to get.” The phone call that leaves you speechless, your heart pounding, knees-to-the-ground in tears, and not tears of joy, no, tears of anguish and helplessness. Two weeks ago I received that phone call and I am here to say I am grateful.

It was around 9:30pm, I was working my typical nightly show and my wife Alex called. This wasn’t unusual as she typically calls just to check in and say she is going to bed, to let the dog out when I get home, etc. But when I answered this time, it was a very different voice on the other end of the phone. One I have never heard before after over one year of marriage. Sparing what some would lightheartedly call, “T.M.I” (too much information) my wife, at 29 weeks pregnant had to be rushed to the hospital.

And there I was, helpless and alone, unable to get to my suffering and scared wife, wondering if I am ever going to see her again, doubting that I would ever get to hold my daughter.  My heart pounding, my breath shortened, my knees weak, my brain racing in a million different directions, my eyes crying tears that have never been cried before.  And yet, I had hope. In my darkest night, I was able to hang on to the truth that is the bridge to this song and sing it at the top of my lungs.

 “My God is always faithful!”  

He was and He is. As I finally made it to the hospital with the help of my friends and family, I opened the door to her room I heard the quick pitter-patter of  a baby’s heartbeat and saw the contagious, unmistakable, bright smile of my wife and gave her the biggest hug my arms could muster.

My friends, in your darkest day these are words you can hold on to. “My God is always faithful.”

 

 

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"Faithful" Lyrics

You never promised me that this would be easy
I never knew that anything could be this hard
I wanna trust that You know what You're doing
But right now, I'm just falling apart
It's hard to see it when I'm living in the moment
But Your love's still written on my heart
I get lost when I feel the wind blowing
I gotta cling on who You are

'Cause You are good
Even when You're not understood

Not matter how many skies fall down
I'm covered under the peace I've found
You're my shelter when there's nowhere else to go
No matter how many times I break
You promise always to keep me safe
You're my rescue when I'm spinning outta control
You are faithful, faithful
You are faithful, faithful

I'm leaving doubt and sorrow in the distance
I'm gonna trust, and cast my fears aside
My life's a work that I know You'll finish
I know I'm gonna be alright

It's You I'll chase
Even when I can't see Your face

No matter how many skies fall down
I'm covered under the peace I've found
You're my shelter when there's nowhere else to go
No matter how many times I break
You promise always to keep me safe
You're my rescue when I'm spinning out of control
You are faithful, faithful
 You are faithful, faithful 
You are faithful, faithful
You are

And oh, oh, oh
My God is always faithful
And oh, oh, oh
My God is always faithful