While in the midst of battling cancer, a diagnosis she revealed a little over seven months ago, Jo Dee Messina is releasing a brand new song with a very powerful message.
The Massachusetts native went on the “Huckabee” show to premiere her new faith-based tune, “Bigger Than This,” to the world. As host Mike Huckabee introduced the star, he mentioned that Jo Dee was becoming a single mom to her two young sons during her cancer battle, revealing that she and husband Chris Deffenbaugh have split.
Jo Dee turned to her religion and found jesus, during her ordeal. She proceeded to take us all to church, belting out the emotional tune. Arguably one of the finest voices in country music, the red-headed dynamo sounded better than ever, opening up the heavens with every note she sang.
“No, I’m not coming from the other side. I’m caught up in a raging sea. With all the chaos and confusion I, I can hardly breathe. Waves come crashing in, darkness surrounds me. So relentless, I feel like I’m drowning.”
“My God is bigger than this. He’s bigger than this. My God is bigger than this. His love is greater. My God is bigger than this. He’s bigger than this. My God is bigger than this. His love is greater,” she sings in the chorus.
“Well I don’t know which way to go. I can’t see what’s in front of me. When I’m done walking down this broken road. No, I don’t even know who I’ll be. But love sees farther than, farther than I’ll ever know. I find my strength in letting go.
“My God is bigger than this. He’s bigger than this. My God is bigger than this. His love is greater. My God is bigger than this. He’s bigger than this. My God is bigger than this. His love is greater.
Following her powerful performance, the 47-year-old sat down with Mike to take the audience through her journey of finding the Lord.
“I knew of God and I knew stories of God, you know we learn all those things. It’s almost like the last few years have been the hardest. But they’re the years that he showed up face to face,” she told Huckabee holding back tears. “But In the midst of what should have been so overwhelming and so just devastating, I found my heart waking up everyday with gratitude and with joy.”
She went on to say, “I started a relationship with the Lord five years ago, six years ago. “And it was like he made himself very well-known to me right at the time that I was going to need him. He is faithful.”