Christian artist Colton Dixon had to take several steps of faith after a difficult delivery left one of his two twin daughters without a pulse.
Dixon's wife, Annie, went into labour last August with the pair's identical twins.
"We get to the hospital and everything was going great and we are so excited," Dixon tells CBN News.
After 30 hours, however, the couple's doctor informed them they were going to change plans and proceed with a cesarian section instead of natural birth.
"We do that and they bring out our first daughter and she was not breathing. She had been in the birth canal a little too long," Dixon explains.
After excitement became shock, Dixon says he switched gears, too -- from fear to faith.
The couple began praying for a miracle.
"At that moment we had that decision to make. Faith or fear," Dixon explains.
"My wife was all there and she said, 'We need to pray.' So we did - and pray from a place of knowing that God is still in the business of doing miracles. And I think a lot of people pray, kind of like ... I hope this happens ... no, we know this is possible. So we pray, 'Your will is done here on earth as it is in heaven."
During what he describes as the longest minute and a half of their lives, Dixon says he and his wife watched as "the amazing doctors and nurses and God, of course, brought our daughter back to life."
The former American Idol contestant believes strongly in seeking God out in moments of difficulty and stress, and the importance of believing that miracles can happen. Dixon's song, "Miracles," shares this message.
"This song came out of a season before the babies came. As a musician, I was out of a job. I was dropped by my label and didn't know what the future looked like. But my wife said something that changed the game for me," Dixon says.
"She said, 'What if this isn't a setback like it may seem but what if it's a setup for what's next ... for what God's doing next.' So that what we stood on. We leaned in, we believed and prayed for the best.
"If we never went through trials, we wouldn't have the need for faith. But when we do, we come out the other end stronger."
Dixon's next step is also one of faith.
"We're going to take it one step at a time and see what God has for us this year. But He is already doing amazing things in our lives and I'm just excited to see what He does next," he says.