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Andrea Hall is one of our dedicated Worship leaders at Victoria Alliance Church. She has a steadfast heart for Christ and shares some great insight below.

This is the second installment in a new blogpost series where we are inviting our worship leaders to introduce new songs to us, with their thoughts and commentary for our consideration.

Walking around these walls, I thought by now they'd fall
But You have never failed me yet
Waiting for change to come, Knowing the battle's won
For You have never failed me yet
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You've never failed me yet
I know the night won't last, Your Word will come to pass
My heart will sing Your praise again
Jesus, You're still enough, Keep me within Your love
My heart will sing Your praise again
I've seen You move, You’ve moved the mountains
And I believe, I'll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I'll see You do it again
 - Do It Again, Elevation Worship

Do It Again is a beautiful worship song by Elevation Worship. It speaks to the battles that we are faced with in our everyday walk and God’s never failing promise to be with us in the difficult hardships, just as He is in the prosperous happy times. It is a declaration song; one that we can sing no matter what we face. It is a song that can be incredibly powerful when we sing it with loud voices in the midst of trials. It’s not only powerful for those singing, it is an amazing testimony to those around us.

Scripture References

Do it Again is based on two excerpts of scripture from the Old Testament. Both of these scriptures paint a beautiful picture of Emmanuel coming to be with us, especially during the messy times. These times are our chance to respond with faith and trust in God’s plan; a plan that includes far more than we could understand, is ultimately good, and for His glory.

Psalm 9:9-10 ESV

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You”

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will never leave you or forsake you”

It’s a tiny but powerful word.

The word ‘yet’ appears many times throughout this song, specifically speaking about how God has not failed us yet. Yet by definition means “up until the present.” By saying ‘for You have never failed me yet’ we are declaring that God keeps his promises and has not failed us up until the present. The amazing part is that we can sing this song today and we can sing this song ten years from now and that declaration will still be true. We will still be proclaiming the same message: that God’s Love has not failed us YET. It’s a tiny but powerful word.

To be honest, I’ve never liked the word ‘battle’, which appears in the first verse and is written in other ways throughout the song. ‘Battle’ implies that there is a winner and a loser in every difficult situation. It gives the impression that if you had just done better, or tried harder, then you would not have lost. Battle is often a word we throw around when someone is sick, going though divorce or even having mental health challenges. It infers that if someone ‘lost their battle’ that there were no successes and nothing gained during that time. Often, this is the exact opposite. Some of the biggest challenges in our lives can give way to the biggest breakthroughs; even in the midst of what the world would say is ‘losing the battle’. Where I do find the word helpful though, is in being able to articulate struggle to those who have not walked a similar path. In that context, the sentiment is useful. Maybe we can be challenged to come up with some new language when our loved ones walk through adversity.

At the end of the day, this song speaks to the truth that, through Christ’s death on the cross, God has already won the war that we are in. Nothing that we can do can add or take away from that truth, and for that, I am truly grateful.