I think this song brings out the emotion of salvation through its message quite well. Musically, it’s a bit reminiscent of nu-metal that once dominated the rock industry (P.O.D., RED, Thousand Foot Krutch, etc) and it’s one genre of music that has never left me. It normally incorporates synths, gloomy melodies, screams, and rap to make a well varied song. Unfortunately, it has become a rather tired formula and not everyone will enjoy this, but it’s the message of this song that I would like to emphasize the most here. Lyrically, it’s crying out to God asking, “Will you catch me if I fall down?” and I think that’s such an important question. The one who recognizes their desperately wretched state should do nothing but ask the Lord for salvation. Contrary to our worldly thoughts, strength is not found in yourself. There’s no hope you could give and nothing that you could do that will save you from that dark state. Rather, the answer to this question is found within the words of God: “The LORD helps all who fall; He raises up all who are oppressed” (Psalm 145:14) and “You pushed me hard to make me fall, but the LORD helped me.” (Psalm 118:3). Do not be deceived, those who depend on their strength shall be brought to ruin, but those who depend on the LORD shall rise. These are such precious promises to us, but dangerous to those who oppose Him.
Unfortunately, some christians have bought into the deception that God only helps those who help themselves. Really? Since when? If that was true, the entire message of the cross would go out the window. God saved us because we helped ourselves? That’s ridiculous. I think it’s quite evident that the world has penetrated its lies within the church. This self-destructive nonsense should not be tolerated. Nonbelievers may think this way, but we should know better than this. Every ounce of strength is only possible because there is a prime mover or a actus purus. Even philosophy shames the wisdom of the world. How then can we, who hold the revelation of God, be so dull to its lucid truth? On the other hand, I do see how one could object with “Well, if God does everything, then we don’t need to do anything” but that’s not what is being said. Rather, a balance between both is needed where our ability is given by God and is only exercised through the power of God, but it is nevertheless our responsibility to exercise and cultivate this ability for His glory. In your desperate moments, will you ask God for help or will you depend on your own strength?