I’ll probably be posting lots more personal “theme songs” as I adopt them, but I’ll start with this one, because it was one of the first, if not the first, I claimed for myself.
Plumb has been one of my favorite bands for a couple years now, ever since I heard that this Christian singer suffers from panic attacks. It’s easy to listen to Christian artists and think, “These people must have it all together, because I mean, how in tune with God do you have to be to write and sing and tour like that?” Reality check. These people are just people, too. They’re susceptible to all the flaws, mistakes, and fears that I suffer.
I watched the interview in which Plumb discusses the story behind this song and it’s so moving to hear how this lovely woman is sometimes paralyzed socially and when in High School would hide in the bathroom stall and cry out to God for help. I find it very important to hear her say that crying out “…didn’t magically make the pain go away,” but “there was a sense of hope” and that God “never grows tired of our need for him. He always shows up.” He’s always with us, wanting to give us peace, strength, courage to keep going.
That’s why this song, this desperate prayer, means so much to me.