Vertical Worship is looking forward to what was promised with their latest album┬áBright Faith Bold Future. ΓÇ£Our previous records,ΓÇ¥ says vocalist Andi Rozier, ΓÇ£have been about ninety percent hindsight saying ΓÇÿthis is what the Lord has doneΓÇÖ while┬áBright Faith Bold Future is a looking forward. The Lord is giving foresight to what He wants us to do.ΓÇ¥
It is easy to forget what has been promised, and to begin to sink into the sorrow of our situations. We remember what God has done, but we forget what He has promised for our future. We are at this moment in time where there is a lot of cynicism and a sense that things arenΓÇÖt getting better. There is a general malaise of uncertainty, which is not at the core of what Jesus came to do or to promise. We see throughout the Bible Jesus reminding us that yes, you will have trouble in the world, but that He has conquered the world. We hear Jesus telling His disciples that He is going to prepare a place for us. So, we donΓÇÖt have a fool-hearted hope, but a tasted and seen hope.
Vertical WorshipΓÇÖs hope for these songs is that they would serve as lifeboats for fellow believers. That as the waves of doubt begin to knock against us, we would have truth to hold onto and to sing into our desperate situations. Like the track ΓÇ£ShelterΓÇ¥ says, when the waters rise, and oceans rage God will be our shelter and in Him is our safety. The hope is as you listen and these songs embed themselves in your life, that the name Vertical Worship would fade and the truth in the songs would grow, lifting your eyes up to the heavens, to one day see our Savior return and bring us into the boldest future we could ever imagine and the fulfillment of this bright faith.