“Until It Gets Better” Video + the story behind the song

Like so many of my songs, “Until It Gets Better” was written with a close friend in mind.  My friend’s husband of almost 50 years died suddenly, and his passing left her with a pain and emptiness beyond anything she knew she was capable of feeling.  When loved ones die, or somebody we care for suffers through illness, it can be difficult to feel God’s presence.  It’s hard to know where God is in the midst of a storm, and the aftermath can leave us feeling lonely and aching.

But God promises he will never leave us, and he promises us that all things will be made right in his timing.  Revelation 21:4 says this about the last day:

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

What a promise!  As disciples, we are to hang on tightly to that promise.  We are to recognize that God is reconciling all things, and that on the day he returns, every sickness will be healed and death itself will be no more.

But Christianity is more than just waiting around for Jesus to return.  We’ve got work to do!  Have you ever heard someone ask, “What is the meaning of life?”  Well, as Christ followers, the answer is pretty simple.  We find it in a prayer that most of us have had memorized our whole lives:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

That’s why we’re here: To live as Christ lived. To do as he did. To love as he loved. To be his Kingdom.  To do God’s will. To be heaven on earth.

Here’s the video for “Until It Gets Better”

Lyrics

You hold on
You keep it
Locked up inside
But isn’t this the time for breathing out
And breathing in?

A moment
A memory
Is where you live
You’re holding on so tight
But now it’s time for moving on

And I wish that I could promise
That you’ll never hurt again
But I’m holding on to hope
That it gets better
Because I know we have a promise
That we’ll never hurt again
And so I’m holding on until
It all gets better

So take it or leave it
It’s what we have
But blessed are the ones
Who never see
Yet still believe

Until that day is here
We live to be a kingdom
On the earth

So take it or leave it
It’s beautiful
Oh blessed are the ones
Who never see
Yet still believe

You can purchase “Until It Gets Better” on the album HOPE  here in the music store or on iTunes.  To watch the video on YouTube, click here.