CCM artist Phil Wickham recently received a message that reminded him why he writes the music that he does.
"I was going to kill myself last night but God spoke to me through your song," was part of a message Wickham received earlier this month.
The listener says he had decided to listen to music one last time, and that's when Wickham's song, 'It's Always Been You' came on.
"I don't even know how your song came on but it did and I just burst into tears," says the listener.
He goes on to talk about specific lyrics that stuck out to him and made him think.
"And then I knew God wasn't finished with me yet," he says. The man describes feeling like he had nothing, no friends or family and he recently lost his job.
"From then it was like God flew memories through my mind. My baptism, memories of my family, memories of friends I had. It was like He was showing me that He was always there."
After asking for permission from the listener, Wickham shared his heart on hearing these powerful words.
"Had to wipe water out of my eyes after reading this message that came in. My gut ached for this man and his honesty, but also so thankful and blessed that God used the message of this song to speak love and truth into a hurting life."
The song came out May 14 and is Wickham's newest single. On that day, he posted a thought and prayer for the song.
"I don’t know what God has for this song, or what stories and testimonies will come out of it. But I pray a simple prayer that this song would encourage people that they’re never alone. Wherever you are, and whatever you may be going through, God is with you."
Wickham posted those words to Instagram before he knew the impact it would have on this life.
"After sending these songs out into the world all I can do is hope and pray that they’ll have a lasting impact on people's lives. It will NEVER get old hearing stories like this. Thank you, God!"
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide you can reach out by calling 1-833-456-4566 in Canada.