How David Crowder Finds Hope in Turbulent Times

Contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and author, David Crowder offered wisdom and guidance in a conversation with Family Life Radio that can help us navigate life’s twists and turns.

Crowder reminds us to cherish the present moment, “There are little, bitty things that you can go, ‘Man, what a gift to be here right now!’” Every moment is a gift from God, and by embracing it, we can find joy and contentment.

Crowder emphasizes, “God is in control. God’s never been out of control…. He set up nations and He folds them away (Job 12:23). He puts things in your hands and He takes them. And I think if we just have our hands open and go, ‘Thank you for what you have placed in my hands. Let me be responsible and let me treat it delicately.”

We are entrusted as good stewards with talents and resources God gives, and it’s our responsibility to use them wisely.

And then Crowder challenges us with the question, “Can you love your neighbor as you love yourself?” This echoes Jesus’ teaching in Mark 12:31, where He commands us to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In a world often marked by division and conflict, cultivating empathy and compassion for others is a powerful way to live out our faith.


Crowder says, “When I’m thinking of my difficulty, it’s very hard for me to see the difficulty that someone else has and what’s been asked of them. If we could get to that next part of the living outside, looking to the person to our left and right in front of us, that would be super helpful for where we are – not just as s country but in our neighborhoods. That would change a lot.”

In times of distraction and turmoil, Crowder shares a practical solution to prioritize daily Scripture reading. “I went back to scripture. My wife and I started just reading the Bible every day. … and if it’s genuinely God’s inspired voice to His people through His people as well? Man, it’ll change you. And it changes the outlook. You put the phone away, get out the Bible and things start looking more and more hopeful because that’s the story.”

When we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, it illuminates our way and brings hope to our hearts.

Crowder reminds us “The story is broken, but all of creation is to be redeemed.” This is the essence of the gospel message. Despite the brokenness of the world, Jesus came to redeem and restore it.”


And then there’s the transformative power of spending time in God’s Word. “You’ve got to be in Scripture every day. [Without it,] I don’t know how you get through it,” Crowder shared. Daily immersion in the Word strengthens our faith and equips us to face life’s challenges.

The call to cultivate empathy and compassion, and the comfort found in daily scripture reading, can serve as anchors in turbulent times. Remembering God’s ultimate plan to restore all of creation, offers hope beyond our current circumstances.

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