If you’ve known me for any time at all, you know that I’m a huge TobyMac fan. Now if you don’t know who TobyMac is, you’re missing out. He’s a Christian music artist that I’ve been listening to for 34 years: first when he was with DCTalk in the late 80’s and then as a solo artist since 2002.
This past month, Toby released a new album and one of the songs on his album is simply titled: THE GOODNESS. Now when you listen to the song, you realize right away that he’s referring to God. One of the main lines in the song says: “Lord, You make me wanna shout it, oh—You’re the goodness in my life.”
At church, we say God is good, all the time…And I hear some of you replying back, and all the time God is good. But the question is: Do we actually believe that? To hear this song written by TobyMac says a lot if you know his story.
In October of 2019, he and his wife lost their firstborn son at the age of 21. I can’t imagine what that must have been like. Toby talks about the pain and grief that his family has gone through and how hard it’s been for them at times to deal with this reality. But through it all, he believes in the goodness of God.
This song has resonated with me and my family as we mourn and grieve the passing of Stacy’s father. It hurts and some mornings it’s hard to get out of bed, but I realize it hasn’t changed the truth that I’ve come to understand—That God is good.
We live in a fallen, broken world and Jesus told us that we would face heartaches and trials, but He reminds us that He will never leave us or forsake us. As we go through the difficulties, He is right there with us, embracing us and comforting us as we need it.
I’m so thankful for His goodness in my life. It’s because of that goodness, that I know He’s with me. It’s because of that goodness that I can rejoice and be glad that this earth is not the end. Toby’s son and Stacy’s dad are experiencing the GOODNESS of God like nothing we’ve ever experienced before. Lord, thank you so much for Your goodness!