Something awesome happened earlier this week at the Billboard Awards when evangelical Christian cross-over artist Lauren Daigle performed her hit, “You Say,” before an audience that clearly loved it.
Not only the audience in the hall but those watching around the world as well, according to the music recognition service Shazam, Will Maule of Faithwire reports.
Following Daigle’s performance, Maule said, “Billboard announced that Daigle’s ‘Christian pop track, which earlier this year crossed over to pop and adult pop radio after a monumental 17-week run atop Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart,’ triggered more Shazam tags ‘than any other performance at the BBMAs.'”
Fully 25 percent of all the Billboard-linked searches were for Daigle and her song, according to Shazam.
If you happen not to be familiar with Daigle or “You Say,” check out this excerpt from the lyrics:
“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing,
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours.”
And here’s how Daigle described what the song is about during an interview with CCM quoted by Maule:
“This entire song was so every single day. I would get up on stage and remind myself—no, this is the truth, this is the truth, this is the truth. Don’t get buried in confusion. Don’t get buried in waywardness. Just remember to steady the course, steady the course. That’s the story behind ‘You Say.’”
So next time things aren’t going the way you planned, hoped or expected, and you wonder if maybe you made a mistake taking a job on the Hill, or chose the wrong profession in politics and government, or are just plain depressed about things, go find a quiet place, take some deep breaths to relax, then click on this video and listen.
Bottomline: Turn to Him because God knows you and your deepest needs better than you do.
(Read Romans 8 for further details, especially verses 31-39).
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