Aaron Shust waits for the promise of the dawn in his new single, Every Morning.
Produced by Sam Hart and written by Shust, Hart, and Tony Wood, Every Morning reminds listeners that God’s mercies are new every morning.
For the Dove Award-winning artist and songwriter, the song hits close to home.
“Some days you just can’t do anything right,” Shust says. “Recently, our two oldest boys had a rough day. As we gathered silently in the living room before bedtime, tears streamed down faces that felt they had transgressed one time too many. My wife asked, “What does the Bible say about God’s mercies?” A moment later Daniel answered with hope dawning on his face, “That they’re new every morning?” He couldn’t wait to go to bed and wake up with a clean slate. The slate was already clean, but tomorrow they would feel it far more deeply.”
Inspired by personal testimonies of hope and verses in Lamentations, Every Morning encourages listeners to trust in God’s faithfulness - even in the darkest of moments.
“The author of Lamentations trusted in God’s faithfulness. Even in the middle of the blackest night, even during the most dire circumstances, he refused to forget that God’s mercies are new every morning. In the center of this somber poem beams a ray of hope that shines like a candle in a dark room. We cling to such hope and wait for the promise of the dawn,” says Shust. “When all seems bleak, we trust in God’s faithfulness.”
With the release, Shust hopes that Every Morning leaves listeners with a sense of joyful hope, even if they find themselves in a place of sorrow.
“When God created the world, He created night followed by day. There’s a poetic beauty in the fact that day follows night. No need to fear God’s rejection for yesterday’s shortcomings - His way is to forgive, to restore, and love,” he shares. “My greatest hope would be that God Himself would speak directly to a person, right where they are, while listening. That the song would be a vehicle for the Spirit to work.”