fbpx

Matthew West’s Hope Amid Post-Christmas Blues: ‘God is Still With Us’

Photo from Matthew West’s Instagram

Matthew West’s Hope Amid Post-Christmas Blues: ‘God is Still With Us’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Christian artist Matthew West shared his remedy for post-Christmas “blues” during a recent podcast episode.

To help people remember the eternal hope the holiday brings, he wrote a song that focuses on how Christ’s birth changed the world.

“Even on the day after Christmas, the Light of the world has not left us,” West said. “This Christmas on our tour, we sang, ‘Away in a Manger, Love Came Near.’ At Christmastime we celebrate that our God loved us enough to come near in the form of sending his only son. And then we would sing a song called, ‘The God Who Stays.’ That is the hope that we have as followers of Christ. That we worship a God that not only came near, but who stays near. Who is with us. Even as Christmas ends. Emmanuel, God is still with us.”

West spent his Christmas with his family. “Merry Christmas from the West Family! ‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given’ (Isaiah 9:6),'” he posted on Instagram.

The singer is also preparing for his latest song, “Don’t Stop Praying,” to drop in January.

“DON’T STOP PRAYING 🙏🏻  Available to stream 01.05. Pre-save now at the link in my bio!” West posted. “I hope when you hear this song you are reminded that God is listening when you call on His name. The Bible says in James 5:16, ‘The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.’ Your Father is with you. He sees you and He hears you. What are you praying for?”

West will be heading on tour with Cochren & Co. starting in February.

“Join them for a fun night of faith, hope and encouragement on the ‘Don’t Stop Praying Tour,'” K-LOVE posted.

Movieguide® previously reported on West:

Christian musician Matthew West recently opened up about how he got started in music during his annual Come Home for Christmas weekend…

“My process of learning the guitar—I was actually a bit of a late bloomer musically because I was more focused on sports in school,” West admitted. “And when I realized I wasn’t going to be a professional baseball player, I decided to shift my focus and I really just took to music.”

“But I never really played an instrument until I was 17, my senior year of high school,” he said. “My dad bought me a guitar, and I still have that first guitar. I taught myself how to play basically. I got a poster from Walmart, and it was called ‘The Chord Finder,’ it was basically all of these little numbers, and it showed you where to put your fingers to play different chords.”

West added that because he was a freshman in college and didn’t know many people, he stayed in his room and learned to play guitar.

4000+ Faith Based Articles and Movie Reviews – Will you Support Us?

Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.


4000+ Faith Based Articles and Movie Reviews – Will you Support Us?

Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.