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Overcoming Defeat

August 9, 2020


Do you feel defeated?  You look at the situation you’re in, and you think it’s just too much.  You feel overwhelmed.  Does God understand what you’re going through?  Does God even care?  Is there some way that you or your situation might change?


Keep scrolling for song lyrics, message notes and discussion questions.

  • Raise a hallelujah

    I raise a hallelujah

    In the presence of my enemies

    I raise a hallelujah

    Louder than the unbelief

     

    I raise a hallelujah

    My weapon is a melody

    I raise a hallelujah

    Heaven comes to fight for me

     

    I’m gonna sing

    In the middle of the storm

    Louder and louder

    You’re gonna hear my praises roar

     

    Up from the ashes

    Hope will arise

    Death is defeated

    The King is alive

     

    Interlude

     

    I raise a hallelujah

    With everything inside of me

    I raise a hallelujah

    I will watch the darkness flee

     

    I raise a hallelujah

    In the middle of the mystery

    I raise a hallelujah

    Fear, you lost your hold on me

     

    I’m gonna sing

    In the middle of the storm

    Louder and louder

    You’re gonna hear my praises roar

     

    Up from the ashes

    Hope will arise

    Death is defeated

    The King is alive

     

    Interlude

     

    Sing a little louder (sing a little louder)

    Sing a little louder (sing a little louder)

    Sing a little louder (sing a little louder)

    Sing a little louder (sing a little louder)

     

    Sing a little louder, in the presence of my enemies

    Sing a little louder, louder than the unbelief

    Sing a little louder, my weapon is a melody

    Sing a little louder, Heaven comes to fight for me

     

    Sing a little louder, in the presence of my enemies

    Sing a little louder, louder than the unbelief

    Sing a little louder, my weapon is a melody

    Sing a little louder, Heaven comes to fight for me

    Sing a little louder!

     

    I’m gonna sing

    In the middle of the storm

    Louder and louder

    You’re gonna hear my praises roar

     

    Up from the ashes

    Hope will arise

    Death is defeated

    The King is alive

     

    I’m gonna sing

    In the middle of the storm

    Louder and louder

    You’re gonna hear my praises roar

     

    Up from the ashes

    Hope will arise

    Death is defeated

    The King is alive

     

    I raise a Hallelujah

    I raise a Hallelujah

    I raise a Hallelujah

    I raise a Hallelujah

  • REckless Love

    Before I spoke a word

    You were singing over me

    You have been so, so good to me

     

    Before I took a breath

    You breathed Your life in me

    You have been so, so kind to me

     

    Oh, the overwhelming

    Never ending, reckless love of God

    Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found

    Leaves the ninety-nine

     

    I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it

    Still, You give yourself away

    Oh, the overwhelming, never ending

    Reckless love of God

     

    When I was Your foe

    Still, Your love fought for me

    You have been so, so good to me

     

    When I felt no worth

    You paid it all for me

    You have been so, so kind to me

     

    Oh, the overwhelming

    Never ending, reckless love of God

    Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found

    Leaves the ninety-nine

     

    I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it

    Still, You give yourself away

    Oh, the overwhelming, never ending

    Reckless love of God

     

    (Interlude)

     

    There's no shadow You won't light up

    Mountain You won't climb up

    Coming after me

     

    There's no wall You won't kick down

    Lie You won't tear down

    Coming after me

     

    There's no shadow You won't light up

    Mountain You won't climb up

    Coming after me

     

    There's no wall You won't kick down

    Lie You won't tear down

    Coming after me

     

    Oh, the overwhelming

    Never ending, reckless love of God

    Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found

    Leaves the ninety-nine

     

    I couldn't earn it, I don't deserve it

    Still, You give yourself away

    Oh, the overwhelming, never ending

    Reckless love of God   

  • On our Side

    Everyone around the world

    Hear the joyful sound

    See the heavens open up

    Hear the music coming down

     

    Nothing’s gonna separate us

    From the Father’s love

    I can’t help but celebrate

    ‘Cause we’re not alone

     

    If God is on our side

    Who can be against us?

    If God is on our side

    We won’t be afraid

     

    Though the mountains may fall

    And the sky will crumble

    There ain’t nothin’

    Gonna stand in our way

     

    Come on down to the riverside

    Wash it all away

    Leave behind your troubled mind

    For an uncloudy day

     

    Nothing’s gonna separate us

    From the Father’s love

    I can’t help but celebrate

    Because we’re not alone

     

    If God is on our side

    Who can be against us?

    If God is on our side

    We won’t be afraid

     

    Though the mountains may fall

    And the sky will crumble

    There ain’t nothin’

    Gonna stand in our way

     

    (instrumental interlude)

     

    If God is on our side

    Who can be against us?

    If God is on our side

    We won’t be afraid

     

    Though the mountains may fall

    And the sky will crumble

    There ain’t nothin’

    Gonna stand in our way

     

    If God is on our side

    Who can be against us?

    If God is on our side

    We won’t be afraid

     

    Though the mountains may fall

    And the sky will crumble

    There ain’t nothin’

    Gonna stand in our way

     

    If God is on our side

    Who can be against us?

    If God is on our side

    We won’t be afraid

     

    Though the mountains may fall

    And the sky will crumble

    There ain’t nothin’

    Gonna stand in our way

Overcoming Defeat

Don’t give up when you’ve given your all, and it still doesn’t seem enough.


“In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”
John 16:33 (Message)


Don’t let defeat define you.


No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 

Romans 8:37 (NLT)


Accept who you really are—a beloved child of God.


Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Ephesians 1:4 (Message)


Embrace your new identity in Christ.


This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)


Ask yourself: Who am I listening to?


Ask yourself: Who am I looking to for approval?


Let God transform the way you think.


Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 

Romans 12:2 (NLT)


Open yourself to the joy that only Jesus can give.

Talk About It

1. What are some things you are struggling with right now?


2. When are a couple of times when you have felt defeated?


3. How does Jesus’ saying that “In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world” influence the way you think about

hardships that come your way?


4. In what ways would you say that at least some of the troubles you’ve experienced in life were self-inflicted? What do you think Jesus would say to you about that?


5. To what degree would you say you have allowed defeats in life to define who you are? What do you think of that? What would you like to do about that?


6. How frequently do you struggle with destructive, negative messages in your head about yourself that pull you down? What do you think Jesus would say to you about that?


7. How do you think accepting that you are a beloved child of God might affect your feelings of being defeated?


8. What are some healthy boundaries you think you need to set with some people who have hurt you?


9. Who do you need to stop listening to and/or seeking approval from that result in you feeling defeated? What will it take for you to change?


10. What are some specific ways of thinking that lead you to feel defeated you will ask God to help you change?

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