As We Focus on Family Broadcast “Trust God That Hope Is On The Way,” our guest, Dove and Grammy Award-winning Christian alternative and rap figurehead TobyMac, shares his journey of faith, family, and music, and encourages listeners to find hope in God through adversity, loss, and tragedy.
TobyMac suffers from a lot of all three. His eldest son Truett, an aspiring rapper, died tragically at the age of 21 in 2019 after a drug overdose. Despite the depth of that darkness, Toby said God’s light still shines through. He felt that God was saying to him, “I love you, even if you don’t believe it now.”
We can run from our sorrow, or we can sit with God, share our pain with Him, and let Him speak to us. When Toby did that, the darkness in his life began to disappear, he began to see God as kind and good again, and his belief in life after death was renewed.
“I know God differently now. I know Him better. I trust Him more. It’s hard, and it’s always messy ahead. I have always been a different person, but I know my God better, and I trust Him more. He is the true goodness of my life. It’s full!”
God does not promise us an easy road, but He promises that He will not leave us or forsake us in our times of sorrow and defeat. He gives comfort and peace to our pain and deepens our faith.
Listen to my full conversation with TobyMac recorded in Florida with a group of men enjoying time with the Lord, in your local radio station, onlineon Apple Podcaststhrough Google Podcastsor take us with you to our free phone app.
His album is called Life After Death reveals his great loss but also his great hope in Christ. I would love to send you a copy for being a special partner with us through our monthly “Family Focus Friends” program. This is a small way of thanking you for touching others with the love of Christ. You’ll also receive member-exclusive benefits. To make your pledge, or for more information, click HERE or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).