In this week’s FIREPROOF eBlast, we shared John Waller’s thoughts about the movie. If you don’t know John Waller … well, you should! His debut album, The Blessing, includes a song called “While I’m Waiting.” This heartfelt cry plays an integral role in FIREPROOF. Here’s what John says about writing the song:
“Though it was written a couple of years before the movie, I believe ‘While I'm Waiting’ was given to me for the movie. I was on my 17th year of waiting for the Lord to fulfill a desire in my heart to have a platform for my music. It was painful and I asked the Lord to either fulfill it or kill it. I was sharing this frustration and aching in my heart with a friend. He suggested I write a song about it.
“I hung up the phone and started tinkering on my keyboard. I just sang the words that were in my heart: ‘I’m waiting, I’m waiting on you Lord and I am hopeful. …” I was done writing it 15 minutes later. It was maybe a month later I was signed to Provident Label Group thanks to Mark Hall and Mark Miller … well actually, thanks to a faithful God who is faithful and never late!
“Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.