Singer Lacey Sturm and her husband Josh Sturm opened up to Fear Is A Liar about mental health in an exclusive video.

The pair talked about their experiences with mental health.

“I was dealing with depression in college,” Josh said. “I was dealing with depression, fear, and night terrors. Before I went to college my dad gave me a scripture. He wrote it on a piece of paper and printed it out. It was Proverbs 3:5. That was a really important verse for me to have. It became my life verse.”  Josh continued, “To trust in the Lord. You know, I think when we don’t trust we get into a fearful place. Actually, my mom named me after Joshua 1:9.”

Josh said that his mom had a lot of complications at birth and the nurse told her to be strong and very courageous.

“When you read Joshua, he says it so many times! Be strong and very courageous. That’s the opposite of fearful. Courageous,” Josh said. “I feel like God knew some of the things I was struggling with within my lifetime and having that key to being courageous. To trusting in Him. When we don’t trust someone it’s because we are afraid of something. So, trusting is a big one. I can see clearly some of the things in my life that were causing fear, that were causing depression. Once I started to shut the doors in those areas, they stopped.”

Love Over Fear

Lacey followed Josh and said that one of the things in that verse that is so powerful is be strong and very courageous, for I am with you. Lacey said that if we actually knew and believed that then what could we face? She asks the question, what is left?

“God is love. Love drives out fear,” Lacey said. “We can go into anything and knew that He’s with us. You have to choose to remember that and believe that.”

Check out the rest of the video below!

 

 

Scripture cited:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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Emily is a young writer and author from Waverly, Iowa. She is a member of her church, where she serves on the Praise Team, in the nursery, and the children's ministry. Emily has been blogging on her platforms as well as with GodTV. Her goal is to bring as many people to Jesus as possible while reminding them they are loved. Despite her struggle with depression and anxiety over the years, Emily has managed to stay positive and spread the love and mercy God has given us. She is excited to join the team because it means she can bring more light to the Gospel, Christian Music, and Jesus.

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