Matthew West is a popular contemporary Christian musician, singer-songwriter and actor.
He was nominated for 5 Dove Awards in 2005 – 2 of which were for his debut album Happy. And he won the 2013 American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist.
But his 22-year music career has not been without challenges…
In 2002, he shoved his left hand and arm through a plate-glass window while trying to open it, nearly severing a major artery … which would have limited the use of his left hand and ended his guitar-playing career.
“I’m not going to candy coat it and say, ‘Life is hard but God is good,’ he said in a Christianity Today interview. “No, I was at the depths and my weakest moment.”
And in 2007, he nearly lost his singing voice when he developed polyps on his vocal cords … requiring delicate surgery to remove them.
Recently, Matthew West wrote an incredible and powerful song – and created a music video – for the movie Unplanned.
Listen to the song and watch the music video here (3 ½ minutes). Listen as he sings,
“As long as my God holds the world in His hands,
I know that there’s no such thing as unplanned…”
What do you think? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the rest of this week’s articles:
- Bigotry Against Christians: 8 Things Every Christian Should Know about the Intolerance of a Leading Democrat Candidate for President [Video and Poll]
- 3 Little-Known Facts Every Christian Should Know about The Movie I Can Only Imagine and the Escalating Persecution of Christians in China
- Cutting Through the Confusion Caused by Opposing Media Narratives
- “NONES” on the Rise: Our Post-Christian Culture and the Church [Video]