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"You Already Know"

Sunday - June 6th

Scripture to Read Today: Daniel 1:18-21

Your Father (in Heaven) knows what you need before you ask him..

Matthew 6:8


Just a few weeks into the pandemic, J.J. Heller and her husband David wrote a song of worship expressing trust in God. Like all Americans (and ultimately everyone worldwide), J.J. and David had no idea what was ahead with this fast-spreading, dangerous virus. If anyone could go back and warn us and others that the serious impact of the virus would last well over 12 months, no one would believe it.


In the early days of the COVID crisis, we had no idea if things would get worse or better as time passed. The road ahead was unclear. The path forward could not have been predicted.


Not knowing what lies ahead can worry or frighten anyone. And it is not just the scary part of the unknown that causes us concern. New beginnings and exciting changes can also cause us anxiety. The uncertainty of tomorrow brings us fear and grief today - if we let it.


Daniel and his three friends from Judah arrived in Babylon as captives. The Babylonians ripped them from their homes and their families. The four young men were added to a training program for noble, wise men. They knew they might never see family or friends ever again. They had no idea what the next several decades held in store. But, they trusted their God. They determined to please Him in how they lived with so much unknown in a foreign land. They might not have known the path ahead, but their God did. He knew they would stand out for Him in such a pagan culture as Babylon.


Maybe you have embarked on something new, different, and exciting. Trust the God who knows what lies ahead to give you peace today. Perhaps some storm clouds seem to be gathering on the horizon. Concerns have grabbed your attention. Trust God. He knows what you will face. He will be there to travel through the storm with you!


Read the lyrics to "You Already Know" below—what a powerful song. CLICK HERE to listen to it. CLICK HERE to hear J.J. Heller explain the brief story behind the song.


When you don't know what will happen, days, months, and years from now, remember the One Who does know!


You Already Know

By J.J. Heller, David Heller, and Leslie Jordan (2020)


Everything around me seems uncertain

My weary heart can't take much more surprise

I wish there was a point on the horizon

Something I could see with my own eyes


I need to tell you that I'm scared

I feel completely unprepared

And nothing's what it was two weeks ago


But you already know

You already know

Everything I'm scared of

Everything I hope

You hold my tomorrow

And all tomorrow holds

You already know


I can't seem to find the easy answers

Someday, I hope the suffering makes sense

I just need to know that you are with me

Even if you keep me in suspense


We talk so much these days

Because I have so much to say

You stay and listen to me closely even though


You already know

You already know

Everything I'm scared of

Everything I hope

You hold my tomorrow

And all tomorrow holds

You already know


Whatever I'm feeling

Whatever is coming

Whenever the ending

You're already there

You go before me

You go behind me

Wherever I'm going

You're already there


You already know

You already know

Everything I'm scared of

Everything I hope

You hold my tomorrow

And all tomorrow holds

You already know

You already know

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