Rescue

Lauren Daigle is now an extremely famous Christian singer and songwriter but what isn’t so well known about her is that she suffered with chronic illness and was housebound for nearly two years in her youth. She explains:

“I was diagnosed with this illness called Cytomegalovirus. Basically, it’s an autoimmune deficiency. So I was really susceptible to getting illnesses if I was out of the house, and also I was experiencing extreme fatigue. So basically I would sleep for about fourteen hours a night and then wake up with just enough energy to go to the sofa and lay there all day.
So I started doubting what the Lord had put on my heart from a young age. When I was young the Lord always pressed on me that I wanted to sing!
But it was incredible how the Lord didn’t let me fall under, but instead He used that season of being sick to remind me – that was also His purpose and His plan for my life as well.
He started imparting vision to me during that time. It was amazing because I was laying on the bed, wasn’t able to do anything and I would get visions of touring, and tour buses and being on and off stages, and venues, and interviews, and charts. I mean He showed me literally so much of it, and I would lay in bed and say God is this just me dreaming? Am I getting cabin fever, or is this really what you’re calling me to?
And He would assure me, and say, ‘No! This is what I have in store!’
He didn’t allow me to remain stuck in that place. It was really a beautiful time when I started to learn who God was, our comforter, who He is as our provider, and also how He was going to restore what the locusts had tried to eat as well.”

Not surprisingly, Lauren Daigle’s lyrics are often intensely powerful and full of authentic faith. Be encouraged by ‘Rescue’, God as our rescuer appears time and again in the bible and in our own stories. Below are the lyrics and here is a link to the song with lyrics: https://youtu.be/UbIgep1G4w4



Rescue

You are not hidden

There's never been a moment

You were forgotten

You are not hopeless

Though you have been broken

Your innocence stolen


I hear you whisper underneath your breath

I hear your SOS, your SOS


I will send out an army

To find you in the middle of the darkest night

It's true, I will rescue you


There is no distance

That cannot be covered

Over and over

You're not defenseless

I'll be your shelter

I'll be your armor


I hear you whisper underneath your breath

I hear your SOS, your SOS


I will send out an army

To find You in the middle of the darkest night

It's true, I will rescue you

And I will never stop marching

To reach you in the middle of the hardest fight

It's true, I will rescue you


I hear the whisper underneath your breath

I hear you whisper you have nothing left


I will send out an army

To find you in the middle of the darkest night

It's true, I will rescue you

And I will never stop marching

To reach you in the middle of the hardest fight

It's true, I will rescue you


Oh, I will rescue you


Writer(s): Jason David Ingram, Paul Brendon Mabury, Lauren Daigle

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/laurendaigle/rescue.html

Interview quotes from https://life1025.com/2017/11/illness-purpose-lauren-daigle/