Why We Sing: Trust You
“Why We Sing” is a new weekly blog series sharing why we use the songs we do in our worship gathering. Our hope is that this will help you engage more deeply with your heart, mind, and body in worshipping God through these songs.
23 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24
“Trust You” by Aaron Keyes is a new song we’ll begin singing this Sunday. “Trust You” is based on the message of Jeremiah 9:23-24. It expresses beautifully the peace and assurance that comes when we don’t trust our own efforts but instead trust the steadfast love of God. Each verse of the song begins by remembering the character and work of God on our behalf. It calls us to not let our emotions, thoughts, and actions be driven by our perspectives and experiences, but to instead let them be driven by who God is and what he has done. So often we let our temporary circumstances dictate what we believe to be the ultimate reality, or the way the world truly works. God calls us to remember that he is always in control and and that only he can provide for all of our needs. God and his kingdom, not our circumstances, fear, or sin, is ultimately in control and triumphant.
This is why we sing “Trust You” by Aaron Keyes, it helps us anchor our response of trust in God not to our emotions or circumstances but to God’s word and work in the world. God is worthy of trust because he has always been steadfast and trustworthy. God is worthy to be trusted because Christ has demonstrated his great power and love to us through the cross and resurrection.