Be Here | Michelle Ruben

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About the artist

Michelle Ruben is a singer/songwriter out of Indianapolis. She has been performing since a young age but it was not until she found Christ that she really began to find her voice. All the years of singing in school, musicals, and nightclubs were preparation for the journey she now finds herself on. In knowing that whatever opportunities are put before her come from God, it is important to her to honor God in whatever she sings. In addition to singing at coffeehouses and churches, she is also a part-time worship leader at Geist Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN.
Her latest project, “Until Tomorrow” deals with some tough questions that she has had to deal with over the past couple of years. Questions like "Why do people we love have to die?" "Why can God be everywhere at once, but sometimes I just want Him here with me?" "Why is life so uncertain?"Many of these questions came up during her mothers’ illness and passing. "I just wanted to put off the grief, you know?" Michelle recalls. "Just have one day where I could put all the loneliness and pain aside for another day. Of course, it was impossible, but I remember asking God for that."
The song "Be Here", is a song asking God to just be there for her, JUST with her.
"Like little kids, I think we all have felt like that sometimes. I know You can be everywhere, but I just want you to be here with me for a little bit."
On the ballad, "Uncertainty" Michelle looks out onto a new landscape where she walks down new roads in music and life, all without her best friend and Mom.
"We lived together, she was my best friend. She encouraged me to do all these musical things. Now I'm leaning on God to conquer the uncertainty in my life, and walk down all these strange new roads with me."
On her new song “Intricate Design” which was written after her son Noah was born, Michelle explores the majesty and all-encompassing love of a God who has a hand in every intricate detail of this world, none of which would be possible without Him.


I’m pleading with you offering up
Half awake half weeping
But do these prayers even rise above this room
I know you’re an awesome God with so many prayers to answer
But I wish you could hear just one and come and whisper in my ear
Don’t be up in heaven so far away from me now
Be here beside me
Don’t be at a distance if I neglected in the past to call
Don’t be everywhere just for a moment be aware
Of the hurting child I am and show me there’s a plan
In all this pain and fear
Won’t you please be here
I’m baring my soul before breaking down
Hoping you will hear me
Sometimes I wonder if I’m even getting through
I know you’re a loving God with so many souls to care for
But I wish you could hear just one and come and take me in your arms