You asked for stories about the song “Even If” by Mercyme. From the time this song hit the air, I have prayed the words repeatedly.
This past fall my nephew, age 43, went to be with the Lord. He had Ewing sarcoma. He was a Praise and worship minister at a Southern Baptist Church in Florida. He was a loving and much loved husband and dad to a 7 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. He was my sisters only child. She was widowed 6 years ago (my nephew’s dad). I can’t put into words how difficult it has been to understand GOD’s will in this. A speaker at his funeral read the words from “Even If.” I feel many of his friends and family members used this song to strengthen our hope. I pray without ceasing for my nephew’s widow, his children and my sister.
Negative self-talk causes us to believe lies and go through life feeling horrible pain; pain that is unnecessary and damaging to the perception we have about who we are in Christ.