After losing her brother, Wilson processed her emotions through journal entries. As she flicked through her entries before a writing session with Matthew West
and Jeff Pardo, the young singer had an idea for a song. "I walked through a really tough season of grief," she recalled to Billboard
. "I remember having this moment where I wanted to give up on life. When I looked back at my journals, I saw how God pulled me through. I also realized I never referred to God as anything else, except 'My Jesus.'"
When she brought the title into the writing room, it turned out that the two others had that same exact title as an idea. None of the three had spoken about it, so it must have been "a total God thing."