Christian Singer Lauren Daigle on Power of Music & Faith in Journey with Anxiety, OCD, & ADHD

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Christian singer Lauren Daigle gets candid on the power of music and faith in her journey with anxiety, OCD, and ADHD.

Lauren has shared that she struggles with anxiety and depression, and says "she believes she has ADHD, and also mentions ‘some OCD.’"

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Having mental health issues is like being a part of a club no one wants to be part of. Lauren hopes to help others shed the fear and the shame and walk in the love of God's perfect life.

Christian Singer Lauren Daigle Opens Up Abou Mental Health Struggles

At the height of her career, Lauren found herself at rock bottom from an identity crisis. She recalled, "When I was 16, I had this vision of that tour, and I could see the crowds, the lights - everything. Then it all dismantled,” says Daigle, 31. “You combine the disappointment with grief and loss and the state of the world… I felt like I didn’t know myself anymore. I started developing panic attacks.”

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Through the process of climbing her way out of the darkness, Lauren clung to Jesus and began untangling myths about mental health with God's truth. It became a process of rebirth, not only for her identity in Christ but also for how she was created. Her flaws became her strength. And this became a rippling tide in her music with the universal message of being perfectly imperfect in God's eyes.

Despite the criticism she faced, she said, "My response is, God is good, people are a mess - all of us."

Staying Focused On Christ

Christian singer Lauren Daigle realized healing with Jesus included breaking the code of silence around mental health. She shared that moving by faith with Jesus toward wellness is a universal journey. "These songs of heartache and longing and difficulty and joy and newness and all that, they’re coming from this soul lane, but there’s these other God songs that are also me as well," she said.

Many of us, like Lauren, are social misfits until we turn away from the world and look through the lens of Jesus. His reflection reveals a beautiful worth as masterpieces in His hands. Like Lauren, we are uniquely made, labels and all for His own purpose. In this ever-changing world, thank God we have voices like Lauren to remind us our identity is woven with God's glory.

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"For we are the product of His hand, heaven's poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago," Ephesians 2:10.

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