In 2014, doctors discovered a vocal polyp on Phil Wickham's vocal cord and though it could be removed, there was a chance that he might never be able to sing professionally again. After accepting the treatment, he was faced with a very uncertain future. He shares, "I remember a few days after the diagnosis, I was on my knees asking God for some peace and clarity and a sense of Him in it all. All of the sudden I had this strong sense of God's presence there with me. There have only been a few times in my life where I felt, undeniably, His voice speaking to me. This was one of them. I felt, undeniably, His voice speaking to me. He said my identity is not in what I do, but it's in who He says I am. He said 'I'm your father. You're my child. Trust me.'"
With a newfound peace and a renewing of his passion, Phil sat down to write songs and the result was Children of God, his new studio album that released worldwide today.