Singer-songwriter and author Ellie Holcomb will be releasing a special radio edit version of "I Will Carry You" this Friday. The original version can be found on Hocomb's latest album Canyon.
Holcomb shares her thoughts about making the video. "Making the music video for "I Will Carry You" was SO fun and this song is just so special to me. I wanted to write a song with Ben Glover for our daughters, and as it turned out as we sat down to write this song, it ended up being a song that we just desperately needed to hear for our own hearts. It's grounded in the verse from Isaiah 46:4:
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am He, I am He who will sustain you
I've made you, and I will carry you
My hope for every listener who hears this song - no matter what they're carrying in their lives or in their hearts right now - that they would be reminded that they are carried by the God who made them and loves them."
Holcomb has also recently release her first devotional book: Fighting Words - 100 Days of Speaking Truth into the Darkness (B&H Publishing), on October 15, 2021. Named after one of her hit songs, "Fighting Words," Holcomb has penned a journaling devotional book filled with encouraging, honest reflections and questions to help you process scripture. Fighting Words is a place where you can wrestle, respond to, and take hold of precious truths in God's Word to help you push back the lies that so often consume, distract, and destroy us.
"Fighting Words is more like an invitation than a book," explains Ellie Holcomb. "It's an invitation to come as you are and lie down in the green pastures of God's Word. It's an invitation to bury some treasure in your heart as we memorize God's Word together, and my hope is that this book will feel like a companion who will meet you where you are, come alongside you, and help you know that you're not alone. I think the main content of this book is God's Word and your heart!"
Nearly a decade ago, Holcomb began memorizing Scripture with a friend of hers that was battling depression. They started committing God's Word to memory and called these verses their "Fighting Words." She has continued to do this with her music that is scripture-based and on her socials, she has shared regularly #FightingWords of encouragement for her community.