Charles Kelley was in a vulnerable stage of his life when they wrote this song (he details it on the Lady A track "Be Patient With My Love
"). Tomlin recalled to Apple Music how the session started with Kelley sharing his own spiritual journey after a few aimless years. "When I think about my faith and the faith of so many, for so many of us, it is just these Sunday school stories when we were growing up, these Bible stories, these crazy stories, Noah and the Ark and David and Goliath," Kelley said. "Yet, in these last years, I've been in a really hard place, and it's amazing to see God meet you in a very personal way.'"
Kelley's openness led to the song's first lines.Some people think You're distant, just some words on a page
That You're nothing more than fables, handed down along the way
But I've seen You part the waters
When no one else could pull me from, the deep
That's who You are to me
The rest of the song carries on in the same vein as Tomlin and Lady A talk about God being more than just someone who lives "in cathedrals made of stone." Instead, He is their forgiveness, healer, Messiah and redeemer who lives inside their hearts.