Jeremy Camp Says We Were Made for ‘These Days’

Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024 by Lindsay Williams

New Song Feature: "These Days" Jeremy Camp

The present cultural climate partially inspired Jeremy Camp’s new song, “These Days.” A K-LOVE First, the future hit focuses on the Jeremiah 29:11 kind of plans God has for us — “plans for good and not for disaster, to give [us] a future and a hope.”

The father of three admits tragic headlines and the evil we witness around us daily make us question the meaning of this life and our place in it. Yet, in the midst of an unrelenting news cycle filled with pessimism and hopeless outlooks, Camp sought to craft a song that reminds us God knew what He was doing by having us walk this Earth during this particular time in history. He insists we’re at the right place at just the right time.

“I remember writing this and just thinking about what’s going on in our society — a lot of the chaos that’s going on and a lot of the fear. A lot of people are feeling like, ‘Why am I here? What’s my purpose? Why was I born at this time?’ [Like] Esther, back in the Old Testament, where it says she was born at ‘such a time as this’ to stand up for her people, God has given us a purpose and a reason for being here,” Camp attests. “I really do want to encourage you God has you here for a reason. He doesn’t make mistakes. He has a plan and a purpose for you. You were born for such a time as this to truly be a light in a dark world.”

The freshly minted pop track, which can currently be heard on K-LOVE before you can hear it anywhere else, previews Camp’s next studio effort, the follow-up to 2021’s “When You Speak.”

The hitmaker spent a good portion of 2023 traversing the globe on his “I Still Believe Tour,” visiting Canada, Australia and New Zealand, alongside a rigorous itinerary Stateside. Additionally, he checked off a bucket-list moment when he performed at the annual “K-LOVE Presents: Live at Red Rocks” multi-artist concert event this summer. He’s capping the year on the road with NewSong for a special Christmas outing set to officially wrap Dec. 16, 2023, in Russellville, Ark.

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