After a long wait (to us), the new Phil Wickham album (‘The Ascension’) finally arrived in our house today! I am always encouraged by songs which focus me on truth that looks beyond the now. I spend a lot of time meditating on 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 TNIV: ‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’ This song helps to remind us of God’s sufficiency in sustaining us through the tragedies and difficulties of life and of the hope we have in Christ.

“When my heart is torn asunder
And my world just falls apart,
Lord, You put me back together
And lift me up to where You are.

There is hope beyond the suffering,
Joy beyond the tears,
Peace in every tragedy,
Love that conquers fear
I have found redemption in the blood of Christ.
My body might be dying, but I’ll always be alive.

You have turned mourning to dancing,
You have covered me with grace.
The struggle here may last a moment,
But life with You will last always.

When the age of death is over
And this world has been reborn
I’ll be there, beside my Saviour,
This is our great and rich reward.”(‘When My Heart is Torn Asunder’, Phil Wickham)

‘When My Heart is Torn Asunder’, Phil Wickham