Posted on Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 by K-LOVE Staff

for KING & COUNTRY

THE STORY BEHIND "GOD ONLY KNOWS"

As he shares the inspiration behind their new song "God Only Knows," Joel Smallbone, lead singer - for KING & COUNTRY, points out how we can get caught up in making assumptions about people based on the briefest of interactions...

"There seems to be a lot of: 'You said this. You did this. How dare you.' The song is really a question mark of, well, first of all, do we really understand each other, fully? Our histories. Our family heritages. The struggles. The things that have been done to us that no one knows about. The shame that we carry. Some of it we've done to ourselves, as self-sabotage, some of it other people have done to us. You're just seeing a brief moment in time of that person - when, you know, he showed up at the airport at 5 am and cut you in line and really upset you, Truth is, God is the only one who knows the journey each of us is on!"

"There are some things that, man, God does only know. We've got our shame, we've got our troubles, we've got our prejudice, we've got our judgments. God knows your heart and in turn, the flip of that is, God also carries this love that is sort of the superman of all love."

Watch as @for KING & COUNTRY  sing "God Only Knows" in this official Music Video:

Joel continues...

"We kind of are image-bearers and so we emulate it. But, it's just this wonderful super-human love that if we really lean into it would be a beautiful thing but so often we don't understand because we're stuck in all this human variation."

Watch as the Smallbone brothers talk about the Journey behind "God Only Knows:

 

“I play your station in the morning, and the songs really encourage me, especially when I’m dealing with a problem. I have been through a lot this year. One song, in particular, really touches my heart: ‘God Only Knows’ by for KING & COUNTRY. God bless.” —Lee, Virginia

“I play your station in the morning, and the songs really encourage me, especially when I’m dealing with a problem. I have been through a lot this year. One song, in particular, really touches my heart: ‘God Only Knows’ by for KING & COUNTRY. God bless.” —Lee, Virginia

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