This is a track from Live Forever
, the third of Matthew West
's trilogy of albums inspired by stories shared with him from people all over the world. This song about overcoming negative circumstances was inspired by a letter the singer received from a young man named Robert. West told NewReleaseToday
"He said, 'My name's Robert. I was at your concert, and you sang a song and told a story about somebody battling addiction and it hit my heart because I'm just like that. I want to be a child of the One True King and can you help me?' Turns out this young man was addicted to heroin and he wound up at my concert sort of by accident, but all of a sudden something touched his heart and he decided he was going to reach out for help as he hadn't found redemption yet. He was still in the defeat of his addiction.
My dad is a minister, and together we were able to get on the phone with this young man and get him into the same recovery program that the other guy graduated from. That's what made me write the song 'Grace Wins.'"