Behind The Song: Peace of Mind

peace of mind

As many of you know, I write and produce original music as a hobby. I took a long break from music (over two years) before I released “Peace of Mind” in April of 2015.

In that two year break I…

  • Got married.
  • Became a pastor.
  • Launched the Garretson Campus of The Rescue Church.
  • Went back to school.
  • Was humbled by God.

Those two years were incredibly rewarding and yet deeply stressful. I learned that ministry is both beautiful AND brutal.

It was a season of God humbling me through my circumstances. For example, in the process of launching the Garretson Campus, I struggled with severe insecurity and minor depression. In the midst of conflict and spiritual warfare, I felt as if God had abandoned me and I wanted to quit ministry entirely.

I was only married for roughly five months before I began ministry (I do not recommend this!). This gave me the added pressure of trying to be a faithful husband while pioneering a church launch. I made many mistakes in this time and longed for God to rescue me.

Regardless of my feelings, God never abandoned me. He was and is completely faithful.

“Peace of Mind” was inspired by a beautiful passage in Philippians:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

I have a tendency to be overly introspective and consumed with myself. Every time my perspective moves inward and I am solely focused on my pain, I become depressed. When I do this, I can easily forget the presence and power of God. When this happens, I rush to God in prayer. After spending time in His presence, the Holy Spirit always provides me with an incredible sense of peace and stillness.

My circumstances do not change, my perspective does.

As you finish listening to this song, I would encourage you to present YOUR requests to God. The peace of God WILL guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. It is a promise!!

(If you are viewing this in your e-mail, you will have to go to the actual page in order to hear the song)

Verse 1 (Tyler Ramsbey)
It’s been awhile since I picked up a pen
To write a whole song people wondering where I’ve been
Well listen up… While I’m staring at them
I’ve been, in a place where the pain won’t end
I’ve struggled with, bitterness I didn’t wanna repent
Been on my knees before God saying this gotta end
I said I quit through the tears I didn’t know what to pray
But thank, you that you intercede in my place
It’s all grace, I’ve been so forgiven
Yet I cling to my sin and I choke on venom
At my best, I’m a broken Christian
Yet I know you listen and You hold me with Him
I don’t get it though, why did you bring me low?
Why did you bring all the stress and press on my bitter soul
Invisible, is how I felt when I was miserable
I finna go, to my God cuz I’m minimal, listen though

Chorus (Sean Divine)
Thanks for giving me peace of mind
You were always there for me lately
You’ve been given me all this time
Even when I thought I might go crazy
The stress of my mind let it all fade away
No time to waste just thankful for another day
(X2)

Verse 2 (Tyler Ramsbey)
If you know Christ then you know peace
If there’s no Christ then there’s no peace
So please… focus
‘Cuz the day is coming that you will be broken
As long as you are walking on the earth you are homeless
What I mean is by the King you’ve been purchased
But in the eyes of the world you are worthless
So don’t be surprised cuz the fires are certain
You may even die but your life’s for purpose
And not even death can make you step out of worship
Every breath that you get you don’t deserve it
So it’s urgent, you stay alert with
All diligence while His peace guards your mind
Release all your lies, He is alive
Tell em Jesus is God, your freedom He bought
So let’s cling to the Rock and sing that we got the peace that won’t stop!

Chorus (Sean Divine)
Thanks for giving me peace of mind
You were always there for me lately
You’ve been given me all this time
Even when I thought I might go crazy
The stress of my mind let it all fade away
No time to waste just thankful for another day
(X2)

Verse 3 (Tyler Ramsbey)
It surpasses all understanding
And we know that we know that we’ll never be abandoned
You are the Father, we are your family
We are the heirs of Christ we keep standing

It surpasses all understanding
And we know that we know that we’ll never be abandoned
You are the Father, we are your family
We are the heirs of Christ we keep standing


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