Story Behind the Song: Randy Houser, ‘In God’s Time’
In 2011, Randy Houser released a single called "In God's Time." Although it was never included on an album and didn't crack the Top 40 on the country charts, for Houser, the song is a powerful reminder about the importance of being patient and accepting God's will. Below, Houser tells The Boot about how "In God's Time" -- which was co-written with Shane Minor and David Lee Murphy -- came to be.
I was in a place where all the things I thought would make me truly happy I found could make me just as miserable. This song had been on my heart for about three weeks.
We wrote another song, and everyone was packing up to leave, and I sat down and played the first chord and sang "In God's Time." I said, "Shane, I'm supposed to write this song. Do y'all want to stay?" Both of them said [yes].
It was exactly what I needed to say at the time. It was exactly what I'd been feeling, but it hadn't manifested itself yet. It was exactly what my heart needed to hear. A lot of times you have to verbally say things to soak 'em up.
[God] put me on a platform for a reason: to say what He wants me to say.
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