Navigating Faith's Seasons | Image of Musician Misha Goetz
Episode 76

A Devotional with Misha Goetz

Joy and Sorrow

A Time for Everything: Discovering Faith’s Seasons with Misha Goetz

In the latest episode of The Walk Podcast by Worship Leader Magazine, listeners will be graced with an intimate and moving narrative by musician Misha Goetz. Host Joshua Swanson introduces us to the Nashville native, whose story weaves through the tapestry of deep personal loss, unwavering faith, and the transformative power of music and worship.

The Impact of Personal Loss

Listeners will learn about the profound impact of the global pandemic on personal lives as Misha shares her heart-wrenching experience of miscarriage during that challenging period. Her story is a testament to the struggle and beauty of faith as she navigates through the seasons of grief and healing.

Misha’s Messianic Jewish Heritage

As Misha recounts, her journey is deeply rooted in her Messianic Jewish heritage, having been raised in a household that celebrated Jesus as the Messiah, a faith that blossomed from the Jesus Movement in the 1970s in Southern California. This episode provides a rich context for understanding the complexities and depths of Messianic Judaism, particularly through the lens of music and worship.

The Call to Music

The episode will also offer insights into how Misha’s unexpected path led her to a career in music, inspired by her familial lineage and spiritual calling. The listeners will hear about her creative process, which is as much about divine inspiration as it is about artistic discipline. Misha emphasizes the importance of identifying and prioritizing one’s season in life, a concept that she has explored in her latest project, “A Time for Everything.”

Navigating Life’s Trials with Faith

Moreover, this podcast episode serves as a guide on how to navigate life’s trials with grace and faith. Misha encourages listeners to seek God’s direction in every season and to be diligent in the callings they receive. Her personal anecdotes provide a blueprint for anyone looking to balance life’s many roles while staying anchored in their faith.

The Power of Prayer and New Life

Misha’s narrative culminates in the power of prayer and the miracle of new life, as she shares the joy of welcoming her child Samuel after a period of uncertainty and sorrow. Her story is a powerful reminder of the cycles of life and death, joy and sorrow, and the ever-present hope found in faith.

Seasons of Life

In closing, this episode of The Walk Podcast promises to be a soul-stirring encounter with one woman’s journey through the valleys and mountaintops of life, deeply intertwined with the threads of worship, heritage, and the pursuit of God’s heart in every season.

Ecclesiastes 3:3-8

3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

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Who is Misha Goetz?

For over a decade Misha has dedicated her life to the art of music and the ministry of worship. 

Growing up as the only child to modern day psalmist Marty Goetz and his wife Jennifer, Misha’s earliest memories formed in Nashville behind the piano where she composed her first recorded song at the age of eight. “As a Messianic Jew, my dream is to unite Christian and Jew in worship of the Holy One of Israel,” says Misha. Her style of worship builds upon decades of her father’s ministry and yet incorporates her own youthful style and anointing. 

Her first full-length album, Weight of Glory, was released summer 2013 to critical acclaim. Her debut album is a blend of Messianic and Christian worship styles with most of the songs written and produced by Misha herself.  

Above all, Misha’s desire is that her music would penetrate to the heart and usher people into the presence of the Adonai. Her heart is to see a generation touched and transformed through surrender in worship. Her most recent full-length project is a DVD and CD she produced with her father titled Marty Goetz & Misha: LIVE from Jerusalem. It was filmed and recorded in Israel, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem with a 26-piece orchestra. 

Currently, Misha resides outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband, Joshua, their seven-year-old son, Caleb, their two-year-old, Samuel, and their baby girl, Lillian. Her second solo album was released in October of 2022 and is available now everywhere you listen to music!

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