Thoughts on the song “King of My Heart”

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King of My Heart
John Mark McMillan
March 30, 2017 By: Joy Perona

Our new song, “King of My Heart” has been one of my favorites for a while now. Whether I’m blasting it in my car or listening to it at my desk at work, it always seems appropriate for whatever I’m doing or whatever my day holds. Throughout the whole song “You are good” is repeated over and over. I’ve found it so important in my own life to let my soul be reminded that God is good. I’ve seen myself discover this and can honestly say I’ve had true revelation of God’s love and His goodness that’s often followed with insecurities or an unsettling in myself as I look into my heart and question if I really do believe that God is good. I’ve had to stop myself from the tendency to check off knowing that God is good and moving on with my life. The longer I live, the more of life I experience, the pain, struggles, heartache, and disappointments the more I realize how weak, insecure, and forgetful my spirit is. As discouraging as this seems, I’m thankful for this realization. From this place we sing “You are good” into whatever state our soul is in. From this place we sing “You are good” into whatever is going on in our life. Into ANY situation we can declare that God is good. It truly is a song for every season. So as I sing this song I see it as an anthem of hope. A song to declare the truth of who God is. A song to remind our very souls of the unchanging goodness of our Father.

The bridge of the song “You’re never gonna let me down” has honestly been a hard one for me to truly believe in my heart. God is willing to let us feel let down, in the way we view Him; in the way we understand Him. I found it hard for me to believe this bridge, because I found myself basing this truth on feelings. I felt freedom when I realized I didn’t have to pretend or ignore the fact that God had let me down in my feelings or my hopes. The truth of this is that God has a good plan for us, He won’t fail us, this doesn’t mean we won’t have pain or disappointments or that there won’t be seasons where we don’t understand how God could let us go through something so painful, but that God is walking through life with us and carrying us through every season.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I hope this song encourages and reminds your soul like it did mine, of the love, provision and goodness of our Father.