TobyMac recently opened up about walking through a deep valley following his son's death, thanking fans for their support.
TobyMac's oldest son, Truett McKeehan, died in 2019 at the age of 21. He and his wife have four more children.
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The singer opened up about the hardship of losing a son during his Hits Deep tour recently, at a show in Moline, Illinois.
"Some of you said to me along the way, you said, ‘You'll see him again.’ ... I can say with perfect confidence, I believe, with all my heart, that I will see my boy again," says TobyMac, according to Christian Headlines.
Truett passed away from an accidental overdose, according to the Davidson County autopsy and toxicology results.
"The question is this: Why do I get to see my son again? Because his good outweighed his bad? No – because it didn't. He was my wild child. And my good doesn't outweigh my bad. There's only one reason I get to see my son again, and it's this: ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. The way I see it … is this: God gave His firstborn son so that I could see my firstborn son again."
He also expressed gratitude for the support people have shown him.
"I just want to take a minute or two and say thank you,” he said. “When me and my family were walking through that, I have to tell you, I just want to say thank you for your prayers. I know some of you prayed, and I was so grateful. Thank you for your positive, loving social media posts. We absolutely felt surrounded by love. And that is, as the body of Christ should be. Thank you so much."
In true TobyMac fashion, he ended the show in hopes of encouraging others who are facing difficult circumstances.
"God didn’t promise us that we wouldn't face loss," TobyMac says. "He didn't promise us that he wouldn't walk through a pandemic, lose our jobs. He will never leave us or forsake us. You see, God doesn't always take away the cold that we're experiencing. But He's right there with us. And that's a promise."