God of My Everything

  • This single from contemporary Christian musician Bebo Norman's seventh studio album, Ocean is a prayer inspired by a personal story about his brother's struggle with prescription drug addiction. He explained on his website: "'God of My Everything' is a prayer that I wrote watching my older brother's 15-year struggle with addiction and recovery. It is a difficult thing to speak openly in our Christian communities about what it means for a fellow believer to struggle with something as culturally frowned upon as addiction…but it has been perhaps the most inspiring story that I have ever witnessed."

    "I have seen firsthand what it means for someone to truly offer God everything…every lie, every deceptive word, every foolish thought, every weakness, every single thing finally laid down before the mercy of God. I watched God step into the humiliation and the shame and the brokenness of addiction (and all the peripheral damage that goes along with it) and impart a brand of goodness and healing that is simply incomprehensible."

    "We hear it said over and over again that God wants us 'just as we are,' but I don't think we really believe it. This song is a prayer for God to truly be the God of everything…every single part of us…the good and the grotesque. To acknowledge that God is the God of our most shameful failures, our fears, our faults, our brokenness, and even our addictions – and yet his love for us DOES NOT CHANGE – is to acknowledge that God is truly the God of our salvation, our peace, our hope and our absolute healing."

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