As the heat of California Summer rolls in, remember to keep the AC running and the radio turned to KAMB. We always have new music and encouraging programs for you and your family to listen to. As you go about this new week, keep your ears open for Gonna Be Alright by Ryan Ellis.
Born and raised in California, Ryan Ellis has always felt a special connection to music. Whether he was listening to Celine Dion or Pharrell, Ellis gravitated to music and entertainment scenes like nothing else. When he was older, music drew his focus back to God as he navigated his service in the Navy. Upon discovering that his interest in music was also his calling from God, Ellis pursued it headfirst. He discovered Isla Vista Worship after serving in the Navy and ultimately encountered CCM producers. This networking allowed him to write music for artists such as Chris Tomlin, Natalie Grant, Matt Redman, and others.
Throughout his CCM career, Ellis has met grief and frustration alongside his great joy in the Lord. In 2019, Ellis and his wife lost their young son to ongoing health problems. Yet, even in his heartbreak and anger, God still covered Ellis’ life in immeasurable blessings. He reconnected with his estranged father, pressed into his friendships, and grew incredibly in his faith. All of these experiences have further contributed to the success of his music career. His latest song, Gonna Be Alright, speaks to such deep pain and great joy from the perspective of a man who has been through much with our faithful God.
“In losing Asa, Ellis discovered that God’s purpose isn’t to pull people out of their depression or loneliness but to deliver the love and care they need when it’s asked for.”Ryan Ellis – Ryan Ellis Website
Gonna Be Alright
Gonna Be Alright is a personal testimony as well as an invitation to shared experience. As listeners hear Ellis’ words sing out through the radio, they won’t mistake his song as a rose-colored view of life in this world. They are sure to recognize his pain within their own experiences, but they are also sure to recognize the absolute love of our Lord. Ellis immediately draws our attention to God by starting the song off with the word “You”. There’s no moment to sulk in our pain because it’s clear that Ellis knows God is right there with us. In every verse, Ellis is sure to praise God for who He is in our circumstances. He listens when we cry; He’s strong when we’re weak; He holds us when we crumble. In every moment, God is present. The best part is knowing that because He’ll never leave us, everything is Gonna Be Alright.
Ryan Ellis – Gonna Be Alright (Official Music Video)
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You hear my cry, my deepest pain You listen patiently as long as it takes You whisper truth over the lies The words that bring me back to life Everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright You hold me in Your arms Until my storm is calm Everything's gonna be alright, hmmm Everything's gonna be alright You are the strength when I am weak The only one that leads my soul to perfect peace And I will sing my way through the night The words that bring me back to life Everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright You hold me in Your arms Until my storm is calm Everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright Your love will be my song 'Til all my fears are gone Everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright And I believe, oh I believe You're working all things for my good You're working all things for my good And I believe, yes, I believe You're working all things for my good You're working all things And everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright You hold me in Your arms 'Til all my fear is gone Everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright Your love will be my song 'Til all my fears are gone Everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright Everything's gonna be alright I believe, yes I believe You're working all things for my good You're working all things for my good
While every song played at KAMB points people back to the Lord, Gonna Be Alright is one of those songs that gets close and personal. Every gentle note and thoughtful lyric tugs at the heartstrings of our deepest hurts and greatest joys. Ryan Ellis isn’t shy about his own mournful hope in the Lord, and we shouldn’t be either. Sometimes it takes walking through the fires with our Lord to truly understand how close He is to us. Gonna Be Alright sits close to heartache even as Ellis points us back to the hope of our faith. As we wade through the sorrows we face, we can cling to the promises of God and our hope in Jesus.
To hear Gonna Be Alright by Ryan Ellis and other great music, check out our Ways to Listen and Where to Listen pages. To read Ryan Ellis’ whole story and check out his other updates, visit his website here.
John 16:33 Jesus has overcome the world which means we can have peace in His strength.
Philippians 4:13 Our strength rests in God when we encounter life storms.