Lecrae opens up about 'dark' time when he almost left Christianity and considered suicide

Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae almost left Christianity and considered suicide during a rough patch in his life. Thankfully, he did not give in to those thoughts after making a few realizations about God and his situation.

(REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni)Lecrae accepts the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel Inspirational award. June 26, 2017

In a promotional interview posted on "The Wade-O Radio" YouTube channel for his upcoming album "All Things Work Together," Lecrae revealed that he had recently struggled with depression. This experience almost pushed him away from his Christian faith and prompted him to consider taking his own life, The Christian Post detailed.

In his song "Can't Stop Me Now (Destination)," Lecrae sang about being attacked for voicing out his thoughts after the death of Tamir Rice. The song talked about being told to speak about Christ during a time when he began doubting God and his purpose in life.

When asked what the lyrics of that song meant, Lecrae revealed that there was a time he was discouraged in his faith because of how other Christians treated him. It was only when he traveled to Egypt and saw a 3,000-year-old civilization that was able to survive all the storms that passed by that he realized "it's bigger than me."

In another interview on "Sway in the Morning," Lecrae delved more into the time when he had contemplated suicide. He also shared his realization that he did not want to put his family through the experience of finding his dead body on the floor.

"I was in a really dark place, my faith was messed up," Lecrae shared. "At the end of the day I had to realize these are frail, fallen people, not God Himself that's doing all this crazy stuff."

Meanwhile, WJBD Radio announced that the first 500 people who will order Lecrae's new album will be given a 12x12 lithograph of the album cover autographed by the award-winning hip-hop artist. The tracks include "Blessings" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, "Hammer Time," and "I'll Find You" with Tori Kelly.

Lecrae's album "All Things Work Together" will be officially released on Sept. 22. He will also start his nationwide tour on Oct 4.