A few years ago my husband and his friend Brett wrote a song called “Jesus is Better”. It has rung through my ears and my heart so many times since I first heard it. In fact, I love that song so very much that the last chapter of my book is actually titled JESUS IS BETTER. There have been seasons in my life when I could hardly sing this song without tears streaming down my face. Seasons of wondering where Jesus was, seasons of sorrow that seem to take over my heart, seasons of teaching my heart to believe the truths of God's word by proclaiming them with my lips over and over again.
It's true, isn't it? Jesus is better than _______.
It doesn't matter what you put in that blank, the answer is still always the same. Jesus is always better. Better than success. Better than sorrow. Better than riches. Better than death. HE IS BETTER.
In my book, If You Only Know, I end with this:
The pages of this book are drenched with “me too” tears, poured out over a so-far lifetime of failing and following, failing and following. Yet God has forgiven me, just as God has forgiven you. And even on days where we may see more losing than winning, His faithfulness and forgiveness will hold us together.
For as bad as it’s been, and as bad as it can get, Jesus is better.
Let us all be women who believe that to be true.
I want us to believe that JESUS IS BETTER. It truly is the heartbeat of my message these days. If you would like to order the album that this song is on, you can do that HERE and if you want to pre-order my book, you can do that HERE! I truly think both will bless you like crazy! One you can listen to as soon as you order, and the other … well, you will love it when it arrives on your doorstep come January 30th!
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I can’t wait to read your book! Awesome song too!
I ordered your book on 11/3 and can’t wait to read it. Your book will be used with the next women’s group I facilitate in February (we just ended our fall study). 🙂 Thanks for your honesty, vulnerability, concern, faith and example. You are a blessing, Jamie Ivey. <3