All of my life I have loved the Lord. I have always walked with him, worshiped him, and relied on him. Even when I would start to wander, nothing compared to who he is for me. But you know those times, within our humanity, that we can’t seem to get certain things out of our heads? Whether its confusion, trauma from the past, fear of the future or the present, ect.? I was dealing with one of those moments one day when we were, at the time, in the middle of the recording process for my latest EP All I Need. I naturally started to talk to the Lord about it, picked up my guitar, and in a desperate manner began singing the now bridge, “Only you can make this right, make me clean, heal my sight.” I very much so did not want to let my mind continue to go through its continuous cycle, always coming back to the things I had dealt with in my life that were causing fear and depression for my future and present. Out of that simple bridge came the rest of the song. The verses and chorus’ became the melody of the pattern my mind had fallen into for so long. This song became my release into my healing. It sings the words I needed to confess my emotions and grab hold of the understanding and faith that all I needed was to let the Lord become present in this area of my mind and it would all be made right.
As I mentioned before, we were in the middle of our time recording the EP when the basis of this song was created. Prior to this moment, I had each of the songs I had written for this project chosen and ready to go. I was so set in my choices and vision, but of course it’s just like God to turn things around in the simplest and biggest ways to change what you thought you had going. I believe that for artists, if God gives you a song He doesn’t just want you to sing it, he wants you to learn something from it and live it out. I was living in that reality with the songs we had already recorded so when the Lord gave me the song Make This Right, I knew we needed to make the necessary changes in order to get this song into the project. The song fit perfectly, and was just what I, and the project, needed.
Whoever is reading this today, I want to encourage you to have faith that God is all you need in your time of trouble. Whether it’s a physical trouble or mental. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purposes.”