I wrote this song about having hope in what only Jesus has for my life. As a result of the abuse I encountered from my father as a child, I grew to be quite a fearful adult. In 2011, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and started taking the appropriate medication. While it brought some relief along with the therapy I was and still am receiving, I realized that on this earth I would have to consciously pray and ask God for hope given through Jesus. I wrote this song not about the elusive feeling of hope but about actively seeking it. While I do not do it as often as I need, I let the song remind me that I must discipline myself to constantly pray for Christ to give me hope. With the hope I find in Him, I find the strength to face fear and anxiety when they attempt to overtake me.


Paths by Matt Van Y


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