Music Monday: “Here” by Kari Jobe; Lessons Learned During My Recovery From Covid

Music Monday: “Here” by Kari Jobe; Lessons Learned During My Recovery From Covid

by: Debbie

Okay, it’s been over three weeks since my last update; my recovery from Covid has been slow as I still have a lingering cough. I’ve done my best to let myself recuperate and get back to things slowly, but you can imagine my restlessness only being able to watch TV for the last few weeks. Of course, it’s exaggerated that I do virtually everything by voice and can’t give it a prolonged break.

In my free time, I have been able to catch up on some leisure reading- finishing up some fiction titles on my “to be read” list and writing some reviews. Not everything was light reading, of course. If you followed me recently, you might remember me writing that I have been reading Ann Voskamp’s WayMaker. This book urged me to reevaluate my relationship with the Lord and look at the difficulties of this life from a whole new perspective. Not only does her authentic art of storytelling make her book very relatable, but the antidote of her “failed” honeymoon reminds us that marriages should not complete us as women. Rather, that relationship should serve as an example of our ultimate need for connection with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Just like Adam, we, too, have lost our way. In our sin, we have disconnected ourselves from God. But that doesn’t mean we are lost… God, in his omnipotent wisdom, already knows exactly where we are and keeps calling for us. Why? Because He yearns to have his loved ones nearby; not only that but, He wants us to be honest with ourselves about where we are and how we got there.

Through the act of the cross, Jesus has made a way back to us.

Ann also illustrates that although pain is a part of this world, it isn’t always meant as a punishment. She writes, “Love lives at peace with pain, and the two will never divorce. Because to love is to be tender enough to know suffering, to be vulnerable enough to know hurt, and the only way to divorce your way from any pain is to divorce yourself from any love. The way to love always knows roads of pain—because there is no other way to ever know love.”

Expectations Vs. Trust

In subsequent chapters, she explains the difference between expectations and trust. Too often, we expect the world’s definition of success rather than God’s; this can lead us in the wrong direction based on our own EPS (Expectations Positional System.) This form of measurement relies on viewing others’ progress in relation to your own.

Trust believes someone good has chosen you; therefore, He will only take you to good places.

Kari Jobe’s song “Here” is a perfect fit considering the theme for today’s blog. Not only does this song remind us about God’s presence during difficult times, but this soothing ballad helped me during the many nights I woke up coughing during my recovery from Covid.

Her music video can be found here:


Voskamp, Ann. WayMaker (pp. 25-26). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.



Voskamp, Ann. WayMaker (pp. 25-26). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.



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