Breathe Video
Breathe Lyrics

Alarm clock screaming bare feet hit the floor
It’s off to the races everybody out the door
I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, it’s a crazy life
Ninety miles an hour going fast as I can
Trying to push a little harder trying to get the upper hand
So much to do in so little time, it’s a crazy life
It’s ready, set, go it’s another wild day
When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel You say just

Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe

Third cup of joe just to get me through the day
Wanna make the most of time but I feel it slip away
I wonder if there’s something more to this crazy life
I’m busy, busy, busy, and it’s no surprise to see
That I only have time for me, me, me
There’s gotta be something more to this crazy life
I’m hanging on tight to another wild day
When it starts to fall apart in my heart I hear You say just

Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need

Is to take it in fill your lungs
The Peace of God that overcomes
Just breathe
Let your weary spirit rest
Lay down what’s good and find what’s best
Just breathe

Just breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe
Just breathe

© 2015 Centricity Music Publishing (ASCAP) / So Essential Tunes & Not Just Another Song (SESAC) / Wordspring Music, LLC & Tony Wood Songs (SESAC)

41 stories about "Breathe"

  • Maria says:

    Wow…God heard my cries this morning and he answered thru the radio station and this song! Thank you!!

    1. Kimberly says:

      When I heard the song I new it was going to change my life but not just my life other! I love this song it is my favorite song ever❤️❤️

    2. Lauren king says:

      What a Beautiful song!! Just heard this tonight and It really spoke to my Heart. We have been in a hotel since April 15th2016 from a really bad hail storm. Anyways everynonewas ok just houses got really bad damaged. Been rough past months but we wwill get through it all just need to Breathe!! 🙂

    3. alexis says:

      one day i thought this day would never end and he reminded me he has something waiting -THANKYOU-

  • Emma S says:

    I had heard this song on the radio but it wasn’t until I was dealing with a heavy conflict and was dealing with the weight on my heart. I remembered the lyrics “breathe just breathe” and looked up the song. It spoke to me, telling me that it was okay and that God would walk with me and quiet my aching soul.

  • Melissa says:

    After 3 days of non-stop cooking and doing COMPLETELY for others, I broke down in my kitchen last night and just cried out of frustration. I was totally exhausted and only wanted 10 minutes for myself, which would be spent cleaning my kitchen, but STILL, it would be for ME. Today I heard this song and began weeping because it immediately spoke to my spirit and soothed me. I saw myself sitting at the feet of Jesus with Him soothing me by stroking my hair (the fastest way to comfort me.) Thank you for this song!

  • Lina says:

    This song reached the depth of my heart and allowed be to lay it all down at my Daddy’s feet. Since this October, I have been running and running. My mother who is in another state sudden became hospitalized and bedridden. Unable to walk and nothing found to be wrong (spiritual warfare). She does want to move so I am doing the best I can to help since I have young kids and moving is not an option. My nephew away at an honor school University is experiencing depression which he has never struggled with. My heart aches, I have 3 children one of which I home school because he has special needs. BUT I must say that through it all – GOD has NEVER forsaken me. HIS grace has been sufficient. HIS STRENGTH is like none other. I don’t know what I would have done if JESUS wasn’t the center of my life!!! I am GRATEFUL, HE IS MY SOLID ROCK.

    1. Lori says:

      Lina, Yes, this song is for you! Two years ago we went through what your nephew is going through. Our daughter was a sophomore in high school and was suffering with depression. She was so good at hiding it in front of us that we didn’t even know what was going on. She had stopped eating, started staying in her room more, and cutting. Eventually she even tried to commit suicide. I could have really used this song “Breathe” during that time while she was in the hospital. But God got us through it by doing just what this song says, “Just breathe” and know that God has it ALL in control and He will bring you and your nephew through this! He brought my daughter through it and she is closer with Him than she ever has been. Faith strengthened and so sensitive to others in need. She is now a senior getting ready to graduate high school with a 4.0 GPA. She’s been accepted by 3 different colleges to study Psychology so she can help people like she was helped. God is alive and well and has everything under control!! Keep praying and trusting in Him! 🙂 Lori

  • Beth S. says:

    I am suffering from overwhelming anxiety and on medical leave from my teaching job right now. My minister suggested I come to an Advent Bible Study she was leading today. I can not predict when the anxiety will hit. I was feeling ok and driving to the church this morning. All of a sudden I started crying and thought “I cannot go!.” Then Breathe came on! I started laughing because I KNOW God is always there for me- I just need to remember this! Thank you for such a beautiful song! This is going to be my new theme song!

    1. Carol says:

      Beth, i used to have crippling anxiety and panic attacks. I started repeating 2 Timothy 1:7 and the panic would disappear. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind”. Hope this helps! Carol

  • Hannah says:

    After a crazy semester at college it is now time for finals! But sadly I still have papers to write and turn in tonight. The whole night while trying to do homework I got distracted by people needing to talk. I thought wow it is now morning and barely anything got done… I got in my car and cried.. That is when I heard your song and I immediately began to smile. I did get a lot see, I helped a couple people during a tough time and God gave me words to say! A message was heard! And now I just need to breathe and God will help me get my homework done!!! He is amazing 🙂

  • Beth says:

    Fell in love with this song…. I am married with twin boys who are 13. I am so used to giving for everyone that I forget about myself…. My husband was burned in a bad accident at work 2 years ago and he is also bipolar. Both of my boys have emotional problems too, probably bipolar as well. It’s been a long two years to say the least… I am just breathing on most days…..

    1. Becky wells says:

      I hope that you and your boys make it through all the times to come, and know that I will keep you in my prayers…

  • Mary says:

    Started the day today trying to help my daughter over the phone who was struggling with kids not wanting to go to school, feeling a time crunch and like she was a failure as a mother. I offered what reassurance I could and told her what a wonderful mother she really was and that I would pray for her right then. Praying on my way to work I first heard This is the Stuff and right after it Just Breathe. Wow what a message to me from the Lord above and I will be sending the same to my daughter. Thanks for the wonderful music you play

  • We have a stressful relationship with our ex-daughter-in-law and the other day she texted something nasty while I was at work and immediately my heart started racing and I was just overcome with anger, hurt, and stress. My cubicle mate and I listen to 101.9 at work and just then the song came on. And we both just paused and breathed deeply and listened. The Lord used this song to help me take a step back and breathe and listen to Him. He is so good. I am so thankful for this song. Thank you for playing this song and so many others that just seem to be played at the right time.

  • Gail says:

    Thank you, Johnny Diaz for the song ‘Breathe’. We have been blessed by God more times than I can count. Yet there are times when this world crashes in. Your song calms me and I remember how much He loves us. My heart feels lighter and my spirits rise up!

  • Lessethe says:

    I love this song ,lyrics spoke to me ,every day in my job ,when I have a wild and crazy days,I keep this song in my mind and I remember,breathe just breathe,and I will rest at the feet of Jesus .

  • Candie says:

    I love this song. The first time I heard it was having one of those crazy days- work was extremely busy, too many stressful moments during the day and this came on during my drive home from work to spend the evening with more busyness. I was a good reminder to take time to breathe and hand it over to God. Put me in tears (good tears). I am reminded to take time to breathe every time I hear it and think of the words often when I’m having one of those days :).

  • Gail says:

    God is our refuge, our strong hold in times of trouble. Why then do we hesitate to lay all things at His feet? We try to be in control, but it is not until we give Him full control of our lives and our situations, do things get better. Even when you feel like your in the storm and its difficult to praise…you can still choose to trust! Trust Him today with all your concerns, choose to lay all anxiety at His feet. He cares and loves you immensely! Serving Him~ as a Christian Therapist

  • As soon as I heard this song I felt it was for me, “Just Breathe” I honestly believe that time can be either a blessing or a curse. when we get so wrapped up in what we need to do, or where we need to be it can be so overwhelleming, that’s when we need to just: Stop and take a deep breath (in through and out through your nose) and “Just Breathe” Let go and Let GOD. Watch the movie War Room! It is a battle, but the battle’s already been fought & satan lost & GOD WON!!!!

  • Abbie says:

    God spoke to me directly this morning through this spot on, beautiful song. My stress, anxiety and depression issues have been again mounting and particularly present this week. Yesterday a friend / mentor told me to breathe. It helped. But today when I heard god say it directly through Johnny Diaz I had to stop the car and cry. And then breathe. Thank you lord! Thank you Johnny!

  • Teresa says:

    This song is my story and I’m having a hard time stopping to breathe. This song not only reminds me to breathe but it’s the best time to fellowship with my Lord while I’m taking the time to breathe. Thank you

  • Amy Torres says:

    I absolutely love this song. Although at 63 I have a better grasp on God’s plan for my life, and the importance of rest, I can still get caught in the chaos of our busy world. What a great song to help me to remember to breathe. I especially love the line “lay down what’s good and find what’s best”.
    This song needs to be shared and reshared to help others remember to stop, breathe and rest at Jesus’s feet.

  • Margs says:

    This song is so beautiful and so soothing I just feel like I need to just breathe and face my fears wipe my tears take time to rest.

  • Renate says:

    My daughter has 4children and is watching 2little ones, who’s Mother committed suicide. They are trying to encourage the single Dad to keep going.
    At the same time we just found out one of her brother, is into very bad drugs.
    I just texted her to breathe. .first things first. .dinner. .bath. .and kids to bed.
    And she replyed how she heard this song breathe and it brought her to tears. ..she said she will listen to it tonight. God sure has a way to encourage us through a song. ..thanks

  • Becky wells says:

    It helps me to understand that whatever I do I need to breathe… I have a lot of problems in life and this song really stood out. I am 12 years old and I have a tramadic brain injury that I received 2 years ago. I will be getting a service dog but it costs a lot of money. If you would like to donate you can go to “”. And then search beckys service dog

  • Mary says:

    After reading all of these comments I think this song must have a special anointing of the Holy Spirit. I heard it tonight for the 1st time and it really spoke to my heart and made me cry. We have to move and the sale sign was just up. I was not breathing! The song made me breathe, cry, and commend my family’s move to the Lord.

  • Cindy says:

    I’m dealing with the death of my mother and a lot of work and family tension. I’ve been telling people that I’m in my “Martha” mode – busy with many things and not the right things. When I heard this song, I felt God calling me to let my “Mary” side out. Tomorrow is my mom’s memorial service and I hope I can slow down and just breathe….I have not allowed myself to feel much of anything the past couple of weeks.

    1. Cindy I will pray for you as well. God will always lift us up when we feel like we can’t go anymore. This song speaks to me as well.God bless you through this difficult time. Just breathe! AND REST AT HIS FEET!

  • I was on my way to work when I heard this song. I was going in regardless of how much pain I was in. I dreaded the very act of going in, but God knew I needed the money, so he allowed me to hear this on the car radio, and it just relieved all the worries. I went and had a great day. When the pain got bad I prayed and asked God to take the pain away and help me to just breathe and he did.I use this song and apply it to my life daily.I pray God will continue to bless others through this song and his Holy presence.prayers for all! <3 God loves us so much!!!

  • Renee says:

    Thank you for the words of this song. Just breathe. Almost 4 weeks ago my husband and I were in a head-on collision that we did not see coming until the very last second. The young driver came around the curve too fast and ended up directly in our lane. I am so thankful beyond words to our Heavenly Father that we all survived I sit today in my living room with nerve damage in different parts of my body, four broken ribs a broken sternum and a broken collarbone, and while in the hospital for 5 days a small collapse of my lung. After the crash I could hear my husband say to me “are you OK are you OK”. I could not speak because I could not breathe. I clearly remember me telling myself, “Just Breathe, Just Breathe” “you’ve got to just breathe”
    In the chaos of the crash – the twisting and breaking and cutting of metal car parts and of our human body parts, the fire trucks and ambulances, the lyrics to your song never held more meaning.
    All I needed to do was Breathe. God brought me to His feet where I could just be.
    There my Heavenly Father met me and held me. His angels surrounded all of us.
    After I took that first breath there was a peace and a calm from within me. I was able to tell my husband “we are ok, we are going to be ok, God is here with us. We are ok”.
    In our fast paced society I will always remember what it feels like to not be able to breathe and then to BREATHE.

  • Susan says:

    I pray this over every young family struggling to keep up with a very busy life. Take it from a high-achiever, when you get older and cannot run as fast you had you will either have to learned to rest and breathe or you will be frustrated that you cannot keep up. Learn to rest and breathe now…and enjoy those babies they grow up fast.

  • June says:

    I have survived cancer 3 times through the grace of God. My ex daughter in law has made some horrific allegations against my son and has cut us off from our grandchildren. I am so weary and grieved for what our family is going through. This song reminded me through all the chaos to lay it down at His feet and just breathe.

  • RK says:

    I’m singing this song tonite. I’m struggling in a difficult relationship. Unable speak to my husband , I just pray…. and BREATHE! Just Breathe! Come and rest at my feet…and be!
    I’ve been married 22 years and can not communicate with him. I’m broken, but this song is penetrating my heart and comforting me beyond understanding. Thank you, Jesus! I’m breathing:)

    1. Kathy R. says:

      I’m praying for you RK. God does miracles when you rest in him!!!

      That was my story 16 years ago. We went through about 15 years of a declining relationship. My husband left me after being together 25 years, and 4 months after the birth of our 5th child. I prayed that God’s will would be done…either in a mended marriage that honored Him, or in a life without my husband somehow raising 5 kids on my own.

      Three years after my husband physically moved out (and much turmoil), God sent a wonderful, godly, patient, sacrificial man who chose to help me with this journey of raising our kids and with other ministries.

  • Kristen Rest says:

    This song has given me peace when I felt so much heartache and loneliness. It placed my focus not on the chaos of the world but on the one who Breathed life in me. If I have nothing other than our ONE TRUE LiVING GOD, that is more than I could ever deserve!

  • Karen says:

    Thank you for sharing this song with the world. We so need it right now. I had to walk away from a job I loved because it was asking me to compromise my Christian values. A month later our daughter lost her job, a month after that our son lost his……so yes, Breathe, just Breathe come and rest at HIS feet and be, just be……Romans 8:28

  • Shelly says:

    My son is struggling in the midst of spiritual warfare. I heard this son and thought your right just breath Jesus will get us through this. Thanks for a beautiful song

  • A9ril says:

    This song impacts my life because of what God has done in my life. God is the only one that can help us breath. By the title breathe, I believe that God has control over every step I take.

  • Abby says:

    I heard this song while being a part of a worship arts camp performance at a church near me, it instantly struck me as a song that really applied to my life. I have realized over time, that there are going to be rough times during our life when we are going to be stressed out and that during those times we need to relax, “Breathe”, and trust God to guide us through.

  • Faith says:

    This song has helped me many times in the past year. First, when I was learning how to drive, I would always get super stressed (I’m an easily stressed person, even when it comes to minor things). But then this song started coming on the radio, and I felt all the fear fade away into appreciation for God and the peace He gifts us with. I also used to have panic attacks after a particulary large load of homework; my heart would start racing and it felt hard to breathe. It shouldn’t have been a big deal, but unfortunately, I had not learned yet that God is more important than everything, even those “perfect” grades that would get me into a great college. The stress of school got to the point where I would break down crying before going to bed at night, but then when I started hearing Diaz’s heartfelt lyrics on the radio, I remembered that no matter what happened, God would always love me and would always carry out His plans for me, even if those plans were not my own. Over time, the attacks finally stopped (some counseling sessions with my mom and a Christian counselor also helped out too) and today, instead of turning to fear in the face of a challenge, I turn to God and breathe in His peace. Thank you Jonny Diaz for letting God use you to spread His peace, and thank you Lord that your love is forever enough!

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