Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness, My God, that is who You are …”
Two years ago these powerful lyrics became #1 on American Christian radio and an anthem for churches to sing around the world in the midst of uncertainty. With such great inspiration, it seemed to be written “for such a time as this,” and the song was covered by many artists and worship leaders including Michael W. Smith, Leeland, Mandisa, Kari Jobe, and Darlene Zschech. However, “Way Maker” originated from Nigeria in 2015.
It was written and released by worship leader Sinach, who has performed the anthem in countries around the world.
In the midst of the global pandemic, the song has had more than 150 million views on Facebook, spent 12 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s music chart, won the Dove Award Song of the Year in October 2020 and BMI Song of the Year in August 2021, a first for an African gospel song.
“I’m just amazed at what God is doing. It was a message of encouragement. A message of assurance to me, and here we are — everyone celebrating it around the world,”
Sinach said. “It just warms my heart and tells me that God’s word is relevant in all seasons. His word is relevant in any situation there is. It assures me also that God can use you whoever you are, wherever you are. No matter where you are from, God can use you to be that voice. It’s amazing.”
Sinach was actually inspired to write the song while praying on a 13-hour flight from America back to Nigeria. She was praying while on the way to lead worship at another event when she felt the Lord was telling her to step out in faith.
“Sometimes when the Lord asks you to do something, you’re hesitant to change because you’re comfortable where you are. That’s what happened to me,” she said.
“The Lord was assuring me in that song. He was telling me, ‘I am the One who made a way for you in the first place. I’m the One who brought you where you are, and I am the One who will take you to the next level. You need to trust me because I am the Way Maker, and if I promise, all My promises are true.’”
The Lord continued to remind Sinach that He is the Light in the darkness of situations that we do not understand. “I believe these words were spoken not only to me but to everyone who is feeling the same way, that they need clarity in their life. They need the strength and courage to move to the next level of operation, the next level of faith — a decision in the home, marriage, business, finances, or whatever,” she said.
“The Lord is saying, ‘I am the One who makes a way, and the provision is there. I’m a Light in every situation. I promise and you can trust Me. Whatever My Word says, I’m going to do it.’”
Sinach was so encouraged by the song that she shared it with her team upon arrival in Nigeria. They sang it at the meeting the next morning, receiving a huge acceptance.
It went on to become a major hit in our churches, our country, in Africa, in the UK as well. We did a tour in the UK. Then, America picked it up, and major gospel artists picked it up and here we are,” she said. “It’s still going on and on because the message is that God’s word is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Following the continued success of Way Maker, Sinach released “Greatest Lord’’ in 2021. “It’s a declaration that the name of Jesus is the greatest. He is the Answer to any situation that anyone might find themselves in at this moment. He is the Answer to whatever is going on around the world,” she said.
“Since 2020, we’ve been hearing all sorts of things: rumors of war, diseases, fear. It’s like the Bible says, ‘they don’t know their God, and they will be strong and do exploits.’ The name of Jesus is higher than any name in Heaven or Earth. That’s what this song is all about, that the name of Jesus can be trusted. There’s power in the name of Jesus. These are songs that inspire us to worship God for who He is; they assure us of who the Lord is in these times that people’s hearts are shaken.”
When your faith is shaken, she encourages people around the world to listen to songs that are faith-filled, songs that can declare the word of the Lord over your heart and over your health and declare who you are in our strong and mighty Lord.
“From one track to another, you will see that we will prevail. We have prevailed in Him. It says that He is the hope that holds me. He is a stronghold to shelter, my confident assurance, the only God for me,” she said.
“I hope that everyone who listens to the tracks and music will be inspired. Their faith will rise up, and they will experience the joy of the presence of the Lord.”
“At this time, you need to hear something positive. You need to hear the Word of God. You need to be firm in who you are in Christ Jesus,” she added. “In this time, you need to remember who you are and that you have the name of Jesus. Remember that you are more than a conqueror. It’s very important.”
Whatever the circumstance, she remembers that the Bible tells us to not let our hearts be troubled.
Jesus said there will be situations of persecution and rumors of war, but we should not let our hearts be troubled because we have overcome in Him.
“We should not focus on the news; what we should focus on is the good news, the gospel,” she said. “Jesus encourages us: ‘In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage, be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you]’ (John 16:33 AMPC).
There is no better time to lean on the Lord and the Holy Spirit. Allow His peace to wash over you, knowing that His plans for you are good.
It doesn’t matter what the devil is doing because what God has for us is greater. It is good. That’s my message. That’s what I believe, and that’s how I walk.”
Watch the “We Prevail” video, featuring Miranda Curtis.
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