During a Q&A session in Knoxville, TN for her ‘Look Up Child’ tour, an 11-year-old girl asked for Lauren Daigle’s advice on anxiety. And what the singer said serves as a powerful and inspirational message for all of us!
Q&A sessions can be a wonderful time for fans to learn interesting facts about their favorite celebrity. But for Christian artist Lauren Daigle, this is the perfect time to share God’s word.
That’s just what she did in Knoxville, Tennessee when a mother and daughter stepped up to the mic. And Lauren shared an important message for Christians!
Lauren Daigle On The Source Of Perfect Love
The beautiful moment began with a mom submitting 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.
To say Lauren Daigle is wise beyond her years is an understatement. The way she responded to this girl’s question was truly impressive!
For some, anxiety is an everyday battle. But all of us face fear and anxiety at some point.
While Lauren doesn’t ordinarily consider herself an anxious person, she’s certainly familiar with the powerful hold fear and anxiety can have when they crop up.
"There are times where I'm like ‘What is happening? This isn't me’,” Lauren Daigle explained.
The two-time Grammy award winner went on to recall 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.
Next, Lauren Daigle shared talked to the crowd about our Lord and Savior, the source of perfect love.
"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 On Anxiety
The first step to dealing with anxiety is recognizing when it is present. Lauren gave an example of how she recently began crying for no apparent reason.
It took her a minute to figure out what was going on. But then she realized her unexpected outburst was the result of anxiety.
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Once she acknowledged anxiety was taking root, singer Lauren Daigle explained the next step is intentionally turning 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."
After making the choice to trust in God’s promises, Lauren then invites the Lord to work in her heart.
“Ok God, come and show me what your love looks like right here… right here in this moment.”
Then, Lauren Daigle addressed 11-year-old Gabby and summed up 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.”
Lauren finished answering the question pointing out how much better 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’."
WATCH: Lauren Daigle’s Advice On Anxiety During Q&A Session
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What an inspirational message and important reminder for all of us!
h/t: Christian Headlines
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Lauren Daigle
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