If you’ve followed my music for the past few years, I’ve made a big deal about the song “World Went Wrong”, which is among the most transparent songs I’ve ever written about my personal struggles with anxiety. One particular story inspired this song.
About a year after we moved to Colorado, during one of the “downs” of life’s roller coasters, Becky and I were on our way to a friends house in North Denver, which was about an hour away from our apartment. Things were quiet in the car as we didn’t have much to talk about because neither of us were really in the mood to talk after a long week. So I turned on my iPod. And we began singing along. In funny voices. Before we knew it, we were laughing hysterically until we parked the car in front of our friends’ house.
There are times you remember for all the wrong reasons. Why this memory remained in my mind many years later is a mystery. We have these kinds of moments all the time.
At that time, however, I was hanging onto the idea that this is what life was “supposed” to be all the time – no worries, no struggles, no pain- and that if I was experiencing any of these, there must be something wrong with us. But to struggle is a part of life. To have not recognized this had led me through disappointing moments in life. Learning how to live through it, through the grace of God and the love of family and friends, gives me hope.