Raised in South London and now living in Essex, Sharon Gifty has dropped her brand new single "Lean on You." This new song, released through Homegrown Worship, is a powerful R&B worship ballad calling us to surrender our loads to Jesus.
Gifty shares, "`Never agreed to carry this load..' That is how I felt. Multiple family illnesses, financial worries, Covid-19, and marital strain.....all seemed to hit at once. I didn't expect this or agree to it but as we all know, life doesn't ask us. Things just happen.
"I can relate somewhat to David in the bible. Sometimes his Psalms can start off with such a mournful tone but then it changes. His words go from despair to hope and as I put pen to paper, that is how I felt. Hopeful. God reminded me that HE is strongest in my weakness. I just have to lean on Him. I just have to stop trying to do things in my own strength.
"I'm still leaning on Him. Some things are better now, some things are still a work in progress. I'm looking back and reminding myself of all the times God has come through before and because of that, I know He will come through again.
"God is solid. Firm. Unlike the rest of life which can change and feel unsteady, I can lean on God knowing He won't move; he won't let me fall. You can lean on Him too."
Gifty has had a passion and talent for music from a young age and her experience includes co-directing a university gospel choir, leading as part of a church worship team and assisting in choir leadership. To date, she has released two solo music projects: an album and an EP. She has also released a devotional journal on mental well-being.