The March issue of Simple Grace features Ricardo Sanchez’s new album Grand Symphony. Here, the worship leader shares how God carried him through the biggest storm of his life and the simple tip that helps him keep his spirits up all winter.
“God has been so faithful to see me through many storms, but one of the more intense storms was when our middle son, Josiah, dove into the shallow end of a friend’s pool and was severely injured,” Ricardo says. “He was air-evacuated to the hospital, where we were told he had a 1% chance of survival, and if he did survive, he would be paralyzed. Today you would never know anything ever happened to Josiah, much less a near-death experience. God’s favor and protection was so evident in covering our son. The story is a true miracle.”
Although Ricardo admits he’s incredibly blessed, sometimes small things can dampen his mood. Here’s his secret to keeping his spirits up:
“What I've learned is to just keep taking steps," Ricardo says. "Life is about continuing to take the risk of stepping up to the plate and keep swinging. Just like worship, most of the time attitude is a choice. We have made a decisive choice to find the optimism in everything around us. Honestly, sometimes that is easier said than done. When I need an attitude-check I'll go into my office and grab my guitar and just begin to worship. Without fail, I walk out changed and ready to take the next step."
Discover more about Ricardo's music in the March issue of Simple Grace, on-sale now at stores nationwide. You can also check out his new CD Grand Symphony, available now.