When was the last time you felt overcome with anxiety? Were you worried about your job? Was a family member sick? Was it a legit anxiety attack? No matter what it was, you can know that you’re not alone. Many of your brothers and sisters in Christ struggle with mental health and anxiety, including a Life 90.5 artist who shares his challenges in his latest song. Josh Wilson’s “Things That I’m Afraid Of” has resonated with many of our listeners, and maybe it can help you too. First, let’s see what Josh had to say about the song. Then we’ll explore some passages of Scripture to remember in fearful moments. Finally, you can hear the song and let us know what you think!
JOSH WILSON’S COMMENTS ON “THINGS THAT I’M AFRAID OF”
Artist Josh Wilson has been quite open about his battles with fear and anxiety. Here’s what he had to say about “Things That I’m Afraid Of:”
TRUTHS FROM SCRIPTURE TO REMEMBER
The song pulls directly from this verse in “Things That I’m Afraid Of.” One of the most widely known passages in the Bible, Psalm 23, is all about peace in the middle of the chaos. If anyone had a reason to fear, it was the psalm’s writer, King David. He had no shortage of enemies who sought his demise and that of the nation of Israel. In other chapters in Psalms, we can clearly see David’s internal battle between living in fear and trusting in the Lord. However, in this passage, we find a calmer David because he recalls a simple truth – God is with him.
Friend, God is with you too. If that single passage wasn’t enough to convince you, here’s a few more:
It’s painfully true that life can be scary. But that doesn’t mean we must live scared. If we’re regularly reminding ourselves through memorized scripture and encouraging songs like “Things That I’m Afraid Of,” we can have that same peace and calm that David did. When we know in our hearts and minds that God is with us, we see that the difficulties awaiting us are powerless in His presence.
LISTEN TO “THINGS THAT I’M AFRAID OF”
Take a listen to the latest from Josh Wilson, then tell us what you think of the song in the comments!