Christians all around the world are signing it. You’re probably enjoying its return to WAY-FM! “Oceans” by Hillsong United has taken the world by storm with its popularity, but have you taken a moment to listen to the lyrics lately? Here are 5 incredible truths about trusting God you can find tucked away in this song.
1. God calls you out.
Chances are, when you’re living a life that belongs to God, He’s going to call you out into the unknown sometimes. Just look at Hebrews 11. There’s an incredible list of people who God called to live crazy unexpected lives. In the end, their lives were also more beautiful and meaningful than imagined. God did great things through these people and He wants to use you, too. Don’t be afraid when you find yourself stepping into the unknown.
2. Your feet may fail.
It’s just going to happen because no one is perfect. We mess up. The good news is, God offers us mercy, forgiveness, and help when we blow it. That’s the whole reason he died on the cross in the first place – so that our sin wouldn’t cripple us anymore. Proverbs 28:13 says all we have to do is be honest with God about messing up and He will give us mercy and a second chance.
3. God’s sovereign hand will be your guide.
When we don’t know what to do next, we look to God. He’s waiting to guide us through prayer and His word. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us this: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
4. God has never failed and He won’t start now.
It’s a promise! Things change, people change, but God won’t fail us. Hebrews 13:6 reminds us “So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?'”
5. Your faith will be made stronger.
This verse speaks for itself. Check it out.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
– James 1:2-4
Want to hear the whole song? Check out the official lyric video to “Oceans” by Hillsong United.