At the age of 30, Lauren Daigle has already accomplished so much in her music career. She has broken records in her genre, received a plethora of awards and nominations, and her work has gone multiplatinum. Daigle even scored a spot as a headline performing artist at the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Her platinum-selling album Look Up Child’s hit single, “You Say,” set records for remaining at the top of Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs for over 66 weeks. In 2019, Daigle won Grammy awards for both the album and the chart-topping single.

Her fame and success have also come with an immense amount of pressure and harsh criticism. Nevertheless, the Grammy award-winning artist faces scrutiny with boldness.

However, there was a time when the talented singer wasn’t always the most courageous when facing adversity. When she was in high school, the Louisiana native prayed and asked God for a “backbone” to face bullies, even if it would result in her being targeted.

“I was like, God,’ I want a backbone of boldness. Give me some boldness to where I can stand up for people who need to be stood up for, and where even when my peers are persecuting me, I can still make a stand,’” the Christian music artist explained in an interview with The Christian Post.

“And if you ask God for that courage, He will give it to you. He will give you boldness; He will give you courage,” Daigle added.

That boldness from God has remained in her throughout the years. Those trials she faced as a teenager only prepared her for the notoriety challenges that would come later on. Daigle referenced Matthew 5:10 to summarize what it is like being a young, famous Christian in the industry which reads, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.”

“It’s what always comes to mind,” Daigle stated about the Bible verse. “I know that it’s difficult.”

Recently, Daigle made a point to urge young Christians to pray and ask God for boldness in the face of adversity: “Just know you’re not the only one doing it. It will feel like, in the moment, that you’re the only one making a stand. But you’re not the only one making a stand. There are others around you. And we’ve got your back,” she proclaimed.

Daigle explained that when she shares her Christian faith with the world, she aims to emphasize God’s love and compassion for everyone.

“I know that not everybody wants to be told about God,” Daigle explained. “But I have found that people do love to hear that God is love, and He is kind, and He is patient with us. And anytime that people understand God is gentle — He’s not always this angry man — their guard is let down. So it’s a way to share the Gospel. It’s a way to tell others about Christ.”

Regarding what the future holds for Christian music, Daigle shared that she is optimistic that other Christian music artists will keep creating music that unifies and uplifts people through Jesus Christ.

“I think if the Christian music industry understands that we have this thing that will reign true for all hearts of men, for every single person, we have an answer for hopeless times, we have the hope of the world,” Daigle stated. “So if we can tap into that in our writing and our lyricism and in our melodies, then we’ll have a song that the world can cling to.”

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