American Christian Hip Hop recording artist and songwriter, Lecrae has revealed how he nearly left Christianity and even contemplated suicide during his hard fought battle with depression in a recent interview for his soon to be released album “All Things Work Together”.
When asked about the meaning of the words and his struggle with his Christian faith, the rapper admitted that he had hit a rough patch because of the way he was treated by other Christians.
“Gandhi said it, Frederick Douglas said it, a lot of people have probably said, ‘It’s not Christ that I have a problem with, it’s his people, and that was my struggle, it’s God’s people. I felt disenfranchisement, I felt so much abuse from organized religion because I’m walking in a direction that a lot of them couldn’t fathom and can’t understand,” he said.
“I actually went to Egypt… I got to see 3,000-year-old civilization, could be a 7,000-year-old civilization that weathered storms and people’s faith was in tact through all that, so it helped me realized that it’s bigger than me, it’s bigger than America,” The 37 year old revealed.
He also touched on the suicidal thoughts that he once had and how he was able to defeat the thoughts saying:
“I was in a really dark place, my faith was messed up… At the end of the day I had to realize these are frail, fallen people, not God Himself that’s doing all this crazy stuff,” the songwriter concluded.
Watch interview below:
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