Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae recently shared words of encouragement and hope amid the difficult time that the world is facing.
Hip-hop artist Lecrae
Lecrae Devaughn Moore, popularly known just by his first name Lecrae, is an award-winning Christian hip-hop artist. He has always been open about his faith with the public. As an artist, he has been using the music industry as a platform to share who God is.
On April 22, the Grammy-winning artist shared a message of hope and encouragement during the annual Q 2020 Virtual Summit.
“I think a lot of times distress causes us to draw near to God,” Lecrae told host Gabe Lyons. “I don’t want to be caught trying to be overly productive or overly fearful, I want to be caught surrendering and drawing near to God in the midst of distress, in the midst of a trying time.”
Promise of God
Lecrae referenced the promise of God found in the book of Jeremiah.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11
“All of this was in the midst of distress; it’s a great promise in the midst of a humongous problem,” he said.
The rapper emphasized that the Lord made all those promises while the Israelites were still in captivity. He then related the Israelites’ situation to the situation that the world is facing right now.
“The challenge to them was to continue living, to build houses to start families,” he said. “I think for us, the call for us is to continue living, to say, ‘OK, I can’t change the circumstance, but I can be changed in the midst of it. I can’t run away from this, but I can walk through this with the people around me.’ I think that’s what I’m called to do in this in this time period.”
Answer to hopelessness
Lecrae then reminded all Christians that we have the answer to the hopelessness that everyone is experiencing.
“If there was ever a time to not be ashamed, it’s during times of trial and tribulation when people are looking, literally searching for answers, searching for of validity and purpose and hope.”
Reference: The Christian Post