Song Devotional: From the Inside Out by Hillsong United

From the Inside Out (Hillsong United):

This has got to be one of my favorite songs that I have ever heard. Hillsong United has an amazing talent for capturing God’s heart in their songs. This one hits home for me. Whether I am singing this song leading worship, participating in a worship time, or even just listening to it in my car, it always reminds me of one thing: God’s grace and mercy.

The song starts off “A thousand times I failed, still Your mercy remains. Should I stumble again, I’m caught in Your grace.” To me that is probably my favorite line of the song. This is not saying that I have a license to sin and do whatever I want, because God will forgive me. That is totally taking Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for granted. That line in the song speaks of God’s unlimited mercy that He will always take back a heart that truly repents of the wrong action and has the grace to fully erase my mistake from existence. When I ask for God to forgive my “stumble” as Hillsong says in the song and truly repent from my sin, it’s as if it never happened. “Everlasting Your light will shine when all else fades. Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame.” God is everlasting and will never end. He is the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end.

When everything else in this life seems to fail and I seem all alone, God is always right there. Jesus says in the Bible, “If you remain in Me, I will remain in You” and “I will be with you to the very end.” So if you take anything from this song, take away the truth that God is very near to you, He cares for you, and He will forgive fully any wrong that may be in your life.  No one and nothing is out of God’s reach and forgiveness. When you accept God it changed you. It starts in the soul, and flows from the inside out. Your love for God starts in you own heart, then spreads to be reflected in every aspect of your life. From the inside out.

Joey
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About Joey Coons

21 years old! God is the absolute center of my life. I love Jesus and I am passionate about my relationship with God. I am going to school for ministry at Global University. I feel God is calling me to minister to the youth of this generation, but I am willing to go wherever God calls me. My Bible is the source for everything. I have learned a lot lately about waiting on God and how hard it really is. But it ALWAYS the way to go. Listen for God's voice and obey Him. I am in an a band, Turnaround, and I love it. I am so excited to see what God does with us and I hope to uplift Christ with our music to everyone who hears us. God has surrounded me with amazing people in my life. You could probably say I have an obsession with music. I have the absolute weirdest taste in music. I listen to Christian music because I want to reflect God in all that I do in life. I love almost any genre of music. Except country, you can keep that junk... I am extremely goofy, and I mean VERY goofy I normally don't shut up if you start talking to me, I'm a talker Even though I never thought of myself as a reader, I actually love to read. My main purpose for this blog is to communicate God's truth and encourage anyone who reads my posts. I pray that God will use my words that I write to speak HIs truth into the lives of others and encourage others to follow Jesus Christ. View all posts by Joey Coons

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