November 13

“Thy Will:” A Plea for Explanation from God About Life’s Challenges

It’s human nature to question God when we face difficulties in life. Others would even blame Him for the troubles we go through in life. Isn’t that unfair to God who loves us unconditionally and is always at work to bring out the best in us? He even sent His only Son Jesus Christ to bear the sins of the world and eventually die on the cross. When we face problems, it’s okay to ask God why in search for enlightenment and not to blame Him. After which, we will be directed to a path He wants us to take, and by then, we will be able to understand His will. It is the most crucial message Hillary Scott would like to convey in her self-penned song “Thy Will.”

In 2015, American singer and songwriter Hillary Scott suffered from a miscarriage. She then channeled her emotions to a song. Together with Bernie Herms and Emily Weisband, Scott wrote “Thy Will” which embodies the misfortune she went through. By its lyrics, the song is a request from God for an explanation of the struggles that the narrator faces. However, as the song progresses, a beautiful transition of faith is seen from the narrator. The tune then becomes an affirmation of her faith as she learns to accept her circumstance and move forward with the thought that everything is part of God’s plan. During Scott’s loss, her constant prayer includes the phrase “Thy will be done.” The song’s title was apparently derived from this hook.

Additional Facts of the Song

“Thy Will” was released on April 22, 2016, and appeared as the lead single on the album Love Remains. The said record was a collaborative project between Scott and The Scott Family. This faith-affirming song has impacted the Christian and country radio formats. It became a chart-topper on Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart in July 2016.

Moreover, “Thy Will” was a runner-up on the Christian Digital Songs chart peaking at No. 2. On September 24, 2016, the song managed to reach the top spot on Christian Airplay. Aside from that, the song was a moderate crossover hit reaching No. 27 on the country songs chart.

In addition to its impressive chart performances, “Thy Will” was also a Grammy-award winning tune. Notably, the song bagged the title Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The multi-talented country and bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs produced the album with the assistance of Bernie Herms.

Listen to Hillary Scott and The Scott Family’s recording of “Thy Will” below.


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