I like to incorporate some of my religious beliefs into some of my songs, but I hate preachy/worship Christian music, if that makes sense? I try to make my lyrics at least a little subtle in order to leave room for some sort of other interpretations, but I'm definitely not afraid to make it known to people what my views are.
For instance, I wrote a sort of narrative, story-song about someone metaphorically "drowning" in their current life situation, with the only indication of God being present in the story as somebody addressing the main character as "Son" in the opening line of the choruses, basically telling him everything is okay and that he can take a breath and see that he isn't in the water anymore, which could be construed as just a father-son song, I suppose.
I'll give you
Everything you need and I swear
I'll be by your side
The waves will tumble, crash around you
But you'll be safe under the light
'But how am I supposed to
Live my life with these flooded lungs?'
Just take a breath and you will
See you've been on this land all along"
I really like writing music that relates to struggles I'm currently having, and then coming up with a religious/Godly/or an optimistic solution within the lyrics that gives me an excuse to move on from it. It's very therapeutic for me. I'm guilty of making all of my songs sound sad, though, despite resolutions, which one of my buddies likes to make fun of me for pretty often haha.
Now I'm disappointed in myself for never recording this song, haha, it's been 5 months and it's probably one of my favorite ones I've done..