Ryan Stevenson featuring Bart Millard of MercyMe, “No Matter What”

Contemporary Christian singer and rapper Ryan Stevenson has combined forces with MercyMe’s lead vocalist, Bart Millard, to come up with his new single, a throwback-flavored encouragement anthem titled “No Matter What.”

“No Matter What” starts (and ends!) with le old school vinyl record scratch, and segues into a 50s-style ballad. Inspired by 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “No Matter What” follows up “The Gospel.”

“As we were working on this new record,” says Stevenson, “a reoccurring theme I felt the Lord continually whisper to my heart was ‘beloved identity.’ I, like many of us, grew up in the church- a religious environment, where we weren’t necessarily nurtured and taught about Gods grace, patience and compassion. As I continue to grow and experience life, the truth I continue to encounter is ‘I am His son, no matter what.’ It is easy to fall into the trap of performance based relationship with God when we’ve been taught in religious environments that He’s mostly disappointed with us. This song hopefully will encourage all of us that even though we struggle, Jesus is overseeing the process.”

What an inspiring track!

NO MATTER WHAT Lyrics
Ryan Stevenson featuring Bart Millard of MercyMe

A lot of us grew up believing
At any moment we could lose it all
And at the drop of a hat
God might turn his back and move on
A lot of us feel like we blew it
Thinking that we’re just too far gone
But I want you to know
There’s still a hope for you now

No matter what you’ve done
You can’t erase His love
Nothing can change it
You’re not separated
No matter what

There’s never been a better time to get honest
There’s never been a better time to get clean
So come as you are
Run to the cross and be free
Oh be free

No matter what you’ve done
You can’t erase His love
Nothing can change it
You’re not separated
No matter where you run
He’s always holding on
You’re still a daughter
You’re still a son No matter what

Don’t know what you’ve been taught
Don’t know what you’ve been told
All I know is my God
Will never let go of you
And I don’t know what you’ve seen
Don’t know what you’ve been through
All I know is my God
Will never let go of you
He’ll never let go

No matter what you’ve done
You can’t erase His love
Nothing can change it
You’re not separated
No matter where you run
He’s always holding on
You’re still a daughter
You’re still a son
No matter what