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Episode 23

Sarah Kroger: Every Time I Stepped On Stage I Hit A Wall

I was trying to be someone that God never made me to be.

It’s so easy in our world of social media to fall into the comparison trap. Sarah Kroger, an accomplished worship songwriter and performer, gives a personal testimony of walking through that trap and stepping out into the freedom that comes when we embrace God’s love. Her personal story will translate to all of us as no human has ever walked this earth and not had the thought that someone else has it better.

We’ve all said, “I wish I were more like her/him,” or “I wish I had what they had,” or “My life isn’t good enough without what they have.” But God says…

Psalms 139 13-16

For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place,

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be.

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Music by Sarah Kroger

Who is Sarah Kroger?

Nashville-based worship leader Sarah Kroger releases a new single with a soulful version of ‘What A Wonderful World. The song is a statement as to what can be expected from Kroger’s newest creative exploration as she gears up to a new EP early in the new year. ‘What A Wonderful World’, despite not being a standard church song, is full of the artist’s love for Christ and his endless beauty expressed through her sweet and crisp vocals gliding a stunning stripped-back soundscape. Though not being labeled as a worship song, ‘What A Wonderful World’ is an articulation of the human experience in which people from all backgrounds, be they religious or not, can hopefully recognize themselves. The new single is a song of hope and wonder through which Kroger desires to encourage people on their personal journey. Her upcoming project is a “meeting of the streams” moment where every song speaks to where the singer-songwriter has been, but also to where she is and is going. Kroger’s new version of this classic reinforces her heart to serve the Global Church with songs to sing over people while providing a musical balm that challenges, uplifts, encourages, and comforts all who hear.

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