This song was written in a moment of desperation for God to reveal Himself to me. I was feeling very low and was crying out for Jesus to come close and communicate His presence to me. As it turns out, praying honest, desperate prayers is a very scriptural thing to do.
In Psalm 27:9-11 David cries out, “Don’t hide yourself from me!
Don’t be angry with me; don’t turn your servant away.
You have been my help; don’t leave me, don’t abandon me, O God, my savior.”
I started thinking of the many ways God causes Himself to be known and thought, “Lord, I’m open to however You want to come be real and near to me. Please give me eyes to see how You might be doing this right now.”
I know many are currently in desperate situations. May we become aware of how our Lord comes to manifest Himself in personal and profound ways. May He communicate His very real presence to you even as you listen to this song.
Special thanks to Nia Allen for singing this song in such a prayerful, beautiful way. Thanks to Jonté Moore. I heard you playing this song on piano not long after I wrote it. You definitely brought what I was hearing and so much more!
Tommy Walker is a world renowned singer/songwriter best known for his powerful anthems like “He Knows MyName.” “Only a God Like You,” “That’s Why We Praise Him,” “Lord I Believe in You,” “Mourning Into Dancing,” “Break Through,” “We Will Remember,” and “I Have a Hope.” Tommy first heard God’s call into the ministry during a worship service when he was 11 years old. “I heard Him say that He loved me and had a plan for my life,” Tommy recalls. “I received Him into my life and received my calling both in that same moment.” The same year Tommy picked up a guitar and has never put it down. Tommy and his wife Robin have been married for 25 years. They have four children: Jake, Levi, Emmie and Eileen. “I could weep at the blessing God has given me in my family. They love the Lord and are passionate worshipers,” says Tommy, adding that his family is one of his greatest accomplishments.