They say that if you love something, let it go. If it returns to you, then it was meant to be. While this sound like one of the flowery threads that weave through our lives, it's really just a saying. The reality is that God controls all things, but he would rather work alongside us, as we follow his will for our lives.
"This song is very personal to me. The lyrics are/were my prayers. I hope you will be encouraged to give whatever needs to be given up to the Lord, to him! He is more than capable." ~ Dia
This often means releasing our hopes, dreams, fears, and worries to him, knowing he is the source of all good things. We often think that we are giving up the things that matter most, when we are really allowing God to prepare us for the things he has in store for us. In White Knuckles, Dia explores the real fears we struggle with in trading our own desire for control in our lives.
“Distance,” along with the whole of the “Interim” EP, is about the tension of waiting for the fulfillment of the Lord’s promises — and not just the general ones listed in the scriptures, but the unique ones spoken by the Lord for the individual listener. These specific promise create in us a tension of two kinds: the pain of longing, and the joy of hope. The Lord has created this tension for us to experience His faithfulness, and "Distance" is a commitment to "wait on the Lord," trusting Him to fulfill all that He has promised. Instead of looking to soothe the tensions by worldly means, I would rather suffer through the waiting and know that in the end, it will all be worth it.
"... I can't buy comfort pyrite, so I'll keep waiting for hindsight."