Only Hope
From the writer, Jon Foreman:

"For our band (Switchfoot), this year was one of growth and growing pains.  Much of who we are was pulled and stretched and left undone.  For me, I felt insufficient, that I didn't have what it takes.  I wrote song after song, but so much of what I longed to say was stuck somewhere inside of me.  Even my best was not good enough.  At one of my lowest moments, this song was given to me, I say given, because I think God sang this song to me at the end of the day.  When my human efforts fell short and I lay exhausted at His feet, this was, and is, His lullaby to me.  The song really says so much about what I was.  I remember playing it over and over again, crying softly before my God.  But I believe that 'Only Hope' is much bigger than just my experience, this is a song for everyone.  There is a breaking down, there is a surrendering; there is only one hope."



More to the song:

There is a void in each and every one of us.  It's a void that can only be filled by the love of Jesus.  But when we call out to Him, speak His name, and ask Him to come and fill that void deep inside, He will!

As Jon, the writer of the song, mentioned, this song is a lullaby from God to him.  But this song can also be a prayer from you to Jesus.  You can give Him your apathy, your destiny, everything you can and can't handle - give Him your life - and He will then take it and give you a peace, a joy, a love, and a hope that you've never experienced before - and he will also tell you of His plans for you.

If you have any questions, or just want to talk, feel free to e-mail me.
There's a song that's inside of my soul
It's the one that I've tried to write over and over again
I'm awake in the infinite cold
But You sing to me over and over and over again

So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands
And pray to be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I know now You're my only hope

Sing to me of the song of the stars
Of Your galaxy dancing and laughing and laughing again
When it feels like my dreams are so far
Sing to me of the plans that You have for me over again

So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands
And pray to be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I know now You're my only hope

I give You my apathy
I'm giving You all of me
I want Your symphony
Singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs I'm giving it back

So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands
And pray to be only Yours
I pray to be only Yours
I know now You're my only hope


Written by Jonathan Foreman
© 1999 Meadowgreen Music / Sugar Pete Songs / ASCAP
Scripture promises:

This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.  The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  "The Lord is my portion," say my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him."

Lamentations 3:21-24


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."

Jeremiah 29:11-13


And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:3-6
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