Oliver Anthony, the singer who became an overnight sensation with his song “Rich Men North of Richmond,” said during an interview this week [Joe Rogan Show] that God completely turned his life around and saved him from committing suicide. …

“I just felt hopeless, like almost the way a child feels hopeless when you can’t find your parent or something. Like a 4-year-old who can’t find his parents, I didn’t have anything left in me,” he said. “I don’t know, I just decided right then and there, I know I can’t do this anymore, but I know there are things I need to do. I just told God, let me do it and I’ll give all this s— up. I’ll give up the weed, and I’ll quit getting drunk, and I’ll quit being so angry about things … and I’ll start over again and I’ll make Him the focus and not me.”

He said that his faith allowed him to “quit worrying about me, and I started worrying about what it is that I was supposed to do.”

“I gave up my desire and my will and whatever it is that I want to do. It’s about trying to use what I have as a tool,” he said. “We all sin, and we all do stupid things; we’re all just people. Nobody’s special or righteous. People sometimes act like they’re special and righteous, but we’re all just the same thing … we all serve some master whether we realize it or not, so why not let it be the Master that is above all.”

Anthony then read from Proverbs 4:20-27: “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”

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