Come What May

We Are Messengers’ Song Offers Hope “Come What May”

If you’re like most Christian music listeners, you love a good upbeat song you can dance to. More than once, you’ve likely cranked up the music in the car, rolled down the windows, and belted your favorite joyful song through the busiest intersections of town. Or maybe you turn up the volume at the most recent worship song while fighting the urge to lift up your hands in praise. (Pro tip: not a good idea while you’re driving!) But maybe the song we need to hear isn’t dance-inducing or the latest Sunday morning worship anthem. Maybe it’s the one that reminds us of His faithfulness in our darkest moments. Maybe it’s the chart-topping song, “Come What May.”

Released in the summer of 2021, Darren Mulligan and We Are Messengers fully acknowledge that we’ll encounter sorrow and heartache in our lives. But that uncomfortable fact doesn’t mean we can’t have hope. 

In every high, in every low
On mountain tops, down broken roads
You’re still my rock, my hope remains
I’ll rest in the arms of Jesus
Come what may

WHAT DARREN MULLIGAN HAS TO SAY

Sharing the story behind the song, Mulligan tells of his parents as the inspiration:

“They learned that circumstances did not determine their joy or fullness of life. And that come what may they had everything they needed. Because they belonged. They’d been loved by those who came before them and are loved by those who cherish them now… Come what may, my family is going to be alright. I belong to parents who have taught me it’s okay to dance in the dark and to a God who is doing a much better renovation job on that mess of me.”

Can you relate to being a mess like Mulligan, too? Thankfully, God’s Word provides some incredible encouragement we can lean on in the tough times. Together, let’s explore and reflect upon a few passages to give us hope for the dark days.

COME WHAT MAY, HE IS WITH US

shepherd come what may

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
-Psalm 23:1-4

The first couple of verses of this oh-so-familiar psalm are quoted within the song “Come What May.” They reveal that God provides, gives rest, guides and refreshes. However, if you read a little farther down the chapter, it offers yet another promise to give us hope – “You are with me.” Even when the pain is unbearable and maybe our attitudes become even more so, God doesn’t leave us to handle it alone. When we’re at our absolutely worst, He promises never to leave us nor forsake us.

COME WHAT MAY, HE GIVES US STRENGTH

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
-Philippians 4:11-13

If anyone knew about tough times, it was the apostle Paul. After an encounter with Jesus, He turned his back on the religious elite and became as the believers he had hunted. He left behind his cushy perks only to endure beatings, imprisonment, shipwrecks, betrayals, and a thorn in the flesh that wouldn’t go away. Yet in this section of Scripture, he reveals that God gives him strength to endure it all. 

Do you need some strength today? Go to Jesus and ask Him for it.

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COME WHAT MAY, HE GIVES US PEACE

come what may peace

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.
-John 16:33

Just like We Are Messengers, Jesus clearly references the fact that we will experience difficulties in our lives. The disciples, Jesus’ audience for this passage, would go on to endure troublesome times much like Paul did. Some even died because of their faith. While we may not experience severe persecution as these did, we will still be hated for our belief in Christ (John 15:18), in addition to all the other challenges this broken world brings. However, the good news is that Jesus has overcome the world and He wants to give us peace.

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