The Song God Told Francesca Battistelli To Wait To Release For 2020

Francesca writes, “The story behind this song is an unexpected one. Truth be told, this song was written, recorded, and about to be sent to radio for Christmas 2019, but at the last minute, God put a major check on my heart. So much so, we pushed pause on this song, and on a Christmas EP. Honestly, it was disheartening to have a song like this one ready to release and feel like God was putting the brakes on. But even with the confusion and disappointment, I felt the Lord give me a divine reassurance that this song in some way and somehow was meant for someone in the coming year. Little did I know in that moment over a year ago, the things that would transpire in our country, in our world, and in our communities. In 2020, we have experienced loss together, some deeper and wider than others, but we have all been forced to face disappointments, sit with unmet expectations, and even experience excruciating loneliness and sadness. These troubles, while uncomfortable, remind us ever more so that this world is not our home. It is in these uncertain times that we turn our eyes to the comfort and security of a God who does not look away from our suffering. “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet he did not sin,” – Hebrews 4:15. In this upcoming Christmas season, I pray that we all can focus our attention on the birth of our Savior, the one in whom our hope is secure and never faltering. May we turn our attention from the noise of the world and truly, simply Behold Him.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.””

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Juanita Sroka
Juanita Sroka
December 20, 2020 11:19 am

Wow! God is so good!

Laura
Laura
December 22, 2020 3:58 pm

OMGOODNESS, I’m sitting in my car wanting to ball my eyes out!!! That was AMAZING!!!!!!!!! SO TRUE AND SO VERY NEEDED!!!! PLEASE DON’T STOP USING THE GIFT GOD GAVE YOU!!!!!

Paula Rosenau
Paula Rosenau
December 23, 2020 11:17 am

Beautiful

Nelly Burris
Nelly Burris
December 25, 2020 10:53 pm

Thank you! Lost my husband 17 months ago. This song touches my heart. I hear the Lord whispering “ I never leave you or forsake you” this song says it all

Jeannine Babineaux
Jeannine Babineaux
December 27, 2020 6:32 am

Beautiful song with a message for all His children in 2020.

Sue Parker
Sue Parker
December 27, 2020 3:44 pm

Besutiful, thank you! We lost 4 of my husband’s family members in 2020. One in a locked down nursing home where on one was allowed in or out.

Rosita
December 28, 2020 11:11 pm

Love the words! Thank you, for listening!

Tracie
Tracie
December 29, 2020 7:22 am

That was amazing , you are blessed and now so am I! Thank you so much. I have tears rolling down my face it was so powerful.

Beth
Beth
December 31, 2020 12:32 pm

Beautiful!! Brings such peace! Thank you for sharing!!!

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