Peace Be Still
Hope Darst’s debut album, Peace Be Still, came about quite accidentally while also being entirely God ordained. When Hope believed her life’s direction was laid out in a straight line, God spun her in a circle. When she planned for the circle, God showed up in a straight line, always pointing her down a different, better path. Hindsight shows His hand through it all, but Hope is the first to say it wasn’t an easy road.
Growing up in Kentucky a pastor’s kid, Hope Darst began singing in front of the church before she could tie her own shoes. But by nineteen, she’d become emotionally and spiritually lost. Leaving college in Louisiana for Nashville to seek solace with friends, Hope found Jesus in an unexpected church service. Her entire countenance illuminates when she describes her life-altering encounter with the Lord.
“I wasn’t in a good place at that point in my life,” Hope shares. “I didn’t understand freedom in Christ and was struggling with a lack of identity. I was looking for value in everything but God. At that church service in Nashville I encountered God in a radical way, and experienced healing and freedom for the first time. I’ve never looked back since that day.”Show More