Persuasive Headline: “God Is Always Sovereign Over Us”

Headlines are designed to DO something in us: excite, sober, inform, activate, celebrate, persuade.

Persuade? That’s a fascinating thought. 

Many a headline has persuaded us. We must choose wisely the headlines we read.

When we put songs in the hearts and mouths of our congregation, we’re giving them headlines.

What kind of world do we live in? Depends on what you read. How will this world turn out? Depends on what you sing.

Here’s a headline to bank on.

Sovereign Over Us
(Aaron Keyes, Jack Mooring, and Bryan Brown)

There is strength within the sorrow. There is beauty in our tears.
You meet us in our mourning with a love that casts out fear.
You are working in our waiting; You’re sanctifying us.
When beyond our understanding, You’re teaching us to trust.

You are wisdom unimagined - who could understand your ways?
Reigning high above the heavens, reaching down in endless grace.
You’re the lifter of the lowly, compassionate and kind.
You surround and You uphold me, and your promises are my delight.

Your plans are still to prosper; You have not forgotten us.
You’re with us in the fire and the flood.
You’re faithful forever, perfect in love.
You are sovereign over us.

Even what the enemy means for evil, You turn it for our good.
You turn it for our good and for Your glory!
Even in the valley, You are faithful - You’re working for our good.
You’re working for our good and for Your glory!

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Friends, the songs we sing will help us make our own headlines, rather than being persuaded by the world’s headlines.

“For I am persuaded beyond doubt that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39 AMPC)

- Dave