“Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives.”
– Because He Lives
Because He Lives was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither when they were expecting their first child in the late 1960s. They were going through a traumatic time, as Bill was recovering from mononucleosis and Gloria was battling anxiety issues. The thought of having a child was overwhelming to both of them.
Late one night, as Gloria was in prayer, a peace came over her. God filled her heart with calm and confidence. In response, Bill and Gloria sat down and penned the words to this uplifting hymn.
Are you struggling with anxiety or stress? Never forget that Jesus holds the future. Because of that, you can face tomorrow.
Just because He lives.
Recovery Step: Paul said it first. You say it now – “Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).