January 30

Chris Tomlin’s “I Lift My Hand” Shows the Power of Believing in God

How do you manage your problems when it all comes rushing to you? Do you start to become anxious? Do you constantly think about it? Or do you talk to a family or friend? There are many ways we cope with our problems, but sometimes we know that even if we talk to someone else about it, it won’t go away. Instead, of constantly worrying about your problems, why not focus on God?

The Chart Performance of “I Lift My Hands”

“I Lift My Hands” is a contemporary gospel song written by Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, and Louie Giglio. Tomlin recorded the song for his 2010 album And If Our God Is For Us…. In 2011, he released it as a single, and it went straight to number one in four charts of the Billboard. In addition, it placed at number four on the Billboard Christian Adult Contemporary chart.

Chris Tomlin
Photo Credit: Chris Tomlin/ Official Facebook Page

The Song’s Inspiration

The song was based on the Book of Psalm 28:2.

“Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.”

Tomlin told New Release Today that the song was also inspired by Giglio’s struggles in life. He said that Giglio was having panic attacks and felt that he was being consumed by darkness. But every night when Giglio feels that he is being bothered by his problems, he sings to the Lord.

The Story of the Song

The gospel song tells us that despite the trials we face in life, we can always lift our hands up and let God take away our burden. God loves us deeply that He will make sure we will live in this place peacefully.

Be still, there is a healer

His love is deeper than the sea

His mercy, it is unfailing


If you feel that there are a lot of things bothering you, do not hesitate to call on the Lord. Do not worry about the things you cannot control. Instead, take your time to pray to God.


Chris Tomlin

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