Video: The Story Behind Danny Gokey’s song, “RISE”

Danny shares a deeply personal story of his battle with depression and how he battled it by saying “God, I know you got me”, even when he didn’t feel it.

“My hope is that it will inspire you and give you strength to RISE above the things that are pulling you down and trying to stop you from being all that God has for you. YOU were made to be a radiant light of hope to those around you!”  — Danny Gokey



10 thoughts on “Video: The Story Behind Danny Gokey’s song, “RISE”

  1. First time I heard it I felt something rising up within me.I know that GOD Wants me to be that light,but I keep ignoring his calling for my life.Thanks for that song my friend,it touched at home

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  2. Hi Michael.

    We are glad you came by to share how #Rise is helping you.

    Since I have approved your first comment, all other comments of yours will appear imediately.

    You are welcome here!

    Jan, Moderator


  3. My daughter shared your video this morning. I have been through a deep depression and anxiety. Almost two years ago I was at point that I felt suicide was my only way out. With the help of God and my daughter and a mental health facility. Thank you for testimony.

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  4. Welcome to Danny Gokey News, Sherry.

    We are so glad you are finding hope and a way out of the depression that surrounded you.

    A big ol’ cyber hug to you! ♡


  5. When I first heard the song Rise, I really liked it. I didn’t really know the meaning behind it but thought the message was positive and encouraging.

    I had a bought of deep depression last year and did not see the light at the end of the tunnel. I just accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior January of this year. I started to feel better right away.

    I was led to read Isaiah 60 today. My eyes became wide open and tears of joy streamed down my face. This message was for me! He told me get up and arise! The days of being mentally/emotionally exhausted, powerless, and hopeless are over!

    Then the song Rise came to mind. I thought, hmmm is this about the same thing? Could it be that it was inspired by Isaiah 60? Low and behold it is! I feel my life has been made anew! This song now holds a personal meaning for me!

    Thank you Danny for sharing your story!

    God Bless! Maria


  6. Hi Maria. Welcome to DannyGokeyNews and to Danny’s inspiring songs. We are glad you are feeling lifted from a dark time in your life.

    I have approved your 1st comment. No further delays will occur in your comments being seen. Jan


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