The post-Easter season is often filled with excitement as we move forward from our celebrations and into Spring. The further we get from our Christian holidays, though, the harder it can be to hold onto renewed joys. Recognizing that, all of us at KAMB want to encourage you to keep your heart’s fire stoked for the Lord. Trials seem to especially settle in again following such times of great spiritual uplift, and now is the time to lean into God’s unwavering goodness. The latest hit Something Better by Blanca is a perfect reminder for anyone struggling to remember that goodness today.
Blanca has been a CCM artist since 2003 when the band Group 1 Crew started. She stayed on with the band for 10 years before pursuing a solo career, simply known as Blanca. Since stepping out on her own, Blanca’s songs have achieved high Billboard rankings and she has collaborated with several other CCM artists. In addition to her musical success in English, Blanca has also re-released albums and recorded original music in Spanish. Seizing the opportunity to unite her Latin roots with praise music has also allowed Blanca to reach a wider audience.
In recent years, Blanca has navigated through great hardships in her personal life which have led to further growth in her faith and music. She lost both her parents within several years of each other and then endured the grief of divorce in 2019. Rather than allowing such loss to cripple her, though, Blanca has used her experiences to glorify God through her music. The latest example of her resilience and steadfast faith in God is her latest collaboration with Tauren Wells: Something Better.
Something Better is a beautiful reminder of God’s absolute love and healing in the worst of circumstances. There are a lot of times when a situation can feel overwhelming and inescapable. We come to the end of ourselves without an answer in sight and no idea how to move forward. Yet, God always comes through. He not only pulls us out of our grief and hopelessness, but He also brings us to Something Better. Throughout the song, Blanca draws from her own hardships to demonstrate such goodness in her own life. She starts by describing her loneliness and uncertainty, but ultimately ends by singing of God’s faithfulness to her. God has taken everything that Blanca has endured and turned it into Something Better than it was. He can—and will—do the same for us, too; we just have to let Him.
Blanca – Something Better feat. Tauren Wells
Check out Blanca’s music video for Something Better by clicking on the link below!
It's been a couple years I've been on my own Now I know that I'm not alone You've given me a reason to carry on, to carry on, eah, yeah Yeah, everything is different now-a-days I lost a few ones along the way I had to learn to trust it'll be okay, it'll be okay Every moment I was sure I wouldn't make it through I was safe because of you I don't know how, but you take all my pain And you turn it into something better Ooh, something better There's not a tear that you let go to waste No, you turn it into something better Ooh, something better You say you never leave and you really don't A kind of love that I've never known You took over my heart and you made a home You made a home And all the broken pieces within You put them together again And with you a new story begins, begins I don't know how, but you take all my pain And you turn it into something better Ooh, something better There's not a tear that you let go to waste No, you turn it into something better Ooh, something better Ha, ha, ha, ha, haa ah, something better Ha-a, ha, ha, ha, ah ah, something better Something in the way you move I never understood That it all works for my good (yeah) Every moment I was sure I wouldn't make it through I was safe because of you I don't know how, but you take all my pain And you turn it into something better Ooh, something better There's not a tear that you let go to waste No, you turn it into something better Ooh, something better Ha, ha, ha, ha, haa ah, something better Ha-a, ha, ha, ha, ah ah, something better Ha, ha-a, ha-a, ha-a, haa ha, something better Ha-a, ha-a, ha-a, ha-a, ah ah, something better-uh ah
Nothing is too great for our God to turn into Something Better. Don’t let the lies of sorrow and shame cloud out the truth of God’s nature. All of us carry heavy burdens that the Lord is willing to take from us and transform. Rather than allowing the weight of them to cripple us, we should remember Blanca’s song and press on. God has never failed us, and He certainly won’t start now.
Isaiah 61:1-3 God trades in our brokenness for His blessings.
John 10:10 Jesus brings restoration into the lives of believers.
2 Corinthians 5:17 We are made new in Christ.