Over the last decade or so, Julie has gained a reputation for being “a whisper, not a foghorn” in the world of modern worship music, and Strength of My Life is no disappointment. This serene, tranquil record is chock-full of perspective and encouragement for anyone who is going through—or has ever gone through—an uncomfortable or challenging time in life. From start to finish, Julie’s delicate piano and soothing vocal are featured, smothered in soft-spoken synth pads and textures. The album revolves around the theme of letting go of fear and trusting God amidst hardships and uncertainty.
After a lush, inviting instrumental introduction, the title track opens the album with a meditation on God as the source and foundation of life, and an expression of learning to trust him and embrace his leading. “The Light Inside of Me” expresses calm yet confident expression of trust in God’s character and ability to work all things together for good in our lives. Julie offers an encouraging word picture of what it looks like to trust God and embrace a new season of life in “Held Safe”; a prayer for God’s help overcoming fear in order to find healing and intimacy with Him in “Healing to Broken Places”; and an invitation for God to rebuild life on His foundation in “Rebuild”.
This soaking album features one of Julie’s distinctive instrumental sections with “Launching Out” and “Anchored”—one of the most tranquil, calming pieces of music Julie has released to date. The album concludes with a similarly serene instrumental ending featuring electric piano and synth soundscapes.
While Strength of My Life is a powerful resource for anyone dealing with a challenging situation in life, it is also ideal for prayer, meditation, or anyone looking to experience for more of God’s peace and calming presence in daily life.
"Stopping the pace of this world to fix my eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith. Taking time to dwell on the goodness of God and to nurture thankfulness in a place of quietness and trust. Allowing my mind, heart, and soul to rest in God alone; to be still and know that He is God. Making room for my heart to settle into peace and to listen for His voice. Silently inviting Holy Spirit into my life to comfort and bring wisdom and counsel. That was my vantage point during this wonderful time of Soaking in God's Presence. It was a time of weakness and uncertainty in my life, and God came through with such comfort and reminders of His love and faithfulness." –excerpt from Inside Cover
Total album length: 1 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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