Lauren Daigle used a Q&A session in Knoxville, TN to speak about her faith in God during her ‘Look Up Child’ tour, when a mother and daughter asked her a question on anxiety.
It started with a mom posting a question to Lauren on behalf of her 11-year-old daughter, Gabby. “She wanted me to ask your advice or what you could tell her how you get through hard times with anxiety that you’re dealing with,” the mother asked in the Q&A posted to Instagram.
“There are times where I’m like ‘What is happening? This isn’t me’,” Lauren Daigle explained. The two-time Grammy award winner recalled how during a time of anxiety, someone once quoted from 1 John 4:18 to her: “Perfect love casts out all fear.”
“I remember listening to that over and over and over again – perfect love casts out all fear,” Lauren said.
She went on to share with the crowd, about our Lord and Savior Jesus, “Well, I know someone who loves me beyond my wildest imagination, beyond my wildest dreams. And He has a love that’s so rich for me, that He’s actually looking out for yesterday, today and tomorrow. And he can see the things that I can’t see.”
Lauren Daigle’s advice was that we need to recognize when it is present, she said that she recently began crying for no real reason. She realized that her unexpected outburst was the result of anxiety.
She said, once she acknowledged anxiety was taking root, she turned that fear over to God. “Alright, I have fear here,” she said. “But if I really believe in that perfect love that you have for me, I’m just gonna push fear aside and say that’s a lie.”
Lauren invited the Lord Jesus to work in her heart. “Ok God, come and show me what your love looks like right here… right here in this moment.”
Addressing 11-year-old Gabby, she explained how to use God’s love to fight anxiety. “So, it might be going to school and facing people that are unkind, but guess what? God saw through every single day. On the other side, it was always available, His love is always available.”
She finally rounded up by saying that God’s plans are than our own. “He was always looking out for me in places that I couldn’t see,” she said. “And so, that’s what I focus on, ‘Alright God, your love is better than me trying to control tomorrow or work it out. Your Love is better, and it’ll have my back better than I’ll have my own’.”
Lauren is absolutely right here and we agree that God’s love is our weapon against the weapons of the enemy: unbelief and fear.