Hope in the Rearview Mirror with David Leonard

Looking Back on God’s Goodness

In the quiet charm of Franklin, Tennessee, the melodic journey of musician and songwriter, David Leonard, unfolds like a soul-stirring hymn. Born in the vibrant state of Arkansas, David’s life testifies to the power of faith and the enduring goodness of God. In an interview with Family Life Radio, he shared his personal insights, emphasizing the importance of looking to the past to find hope for the future.

Many of us can relate to David Leonard’s story. He confesses,

“It’s been hard for me to find hope in a lot of different places, especially in the future.”

In an age where uncertainty seems to cloud your tomorrows, his words echo with a poignant truth. Everyone has moments when they question what lies ahead, and David’s wisdom lies in where he has sought refuge during those times.

As he candidly reveals, his grandmother and parents have been guiding lights, constantly reminding him to reflect on the past to find hope for the future. It is a timeless message reminiscent of the biblical wisdom found in Ecclesiastes 7:10, “Say not, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this” (ESV).

David’s journey attests that the God who has been faithful throughout his life’s story will continue to be just as steadfast in the chapters yet to be written.

David’s God given musical talent as a singer, songwriter, keyboard player, producer and studio owner has granted him the unique ability to express these truths through his music. His song, “Good Lord,” was born out of a season where he desperately needed a reminder that God is good, and that His guidance goes beyond every challenge and circumstance.

In David’s lyrics, you can hear the echoes of Psalm 34:8, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him” (ESV). “Good Lord,” encourages us to savor the goodness of God, just as David has done throughout his journey.

One of the most striking aspects of David’s message is his unwavering belief in God’s enduring faithfulness. As he reflects on his past, he witnesses the hand of God woven throughout his life, providing reassurance for the path ahead.

Lamentations 3:22-23 proclaims, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (ESV).

This unwavering faith in God’s goodness, even in the face of uncertainty, is a message you can carry with you as you navigate the intricate tapestry of life.

In a world that often seems volatile and unpredictable, David’s story is a beacon of hope, illuminating the profound truth that God is with you in every season.

Through his songs, you experience the transformative power of music that reflects on his own life and serves as a conduit for others to find peace and hope in their own stories. As Romans 15:4 beautifully conveys, “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (ESV).

David’s music has the extraordinary ability to touch the hearts of many, reminding all to look to the past, recognize God’s faithfulness and find peace and hope in His enduring love.

By looking to the past and recognizing the unwavering faithfulness of God, you can find comfort and hope in Him, just as David has. May his story of God’s timeless wisdom encourage you to treasure God’s goodness, remain hopeful and continue your journey with unwavering faith in the One who is always faithful.

David’s melody is a gift, an invitation to seek hope and inspiration not just in the bright promises of tomorrow but also in the enduring grace of yesterday. As you listen to his music and journey alongside him, you will find that God is indeed a “Good Lord” through every season of your life.

I may not know what tomorrow holds
But I know one thing for sure
Good Lord, I got a good Lord
Every day, every step of the way it’s You who opened the door
Good Lord, I got a good Lord
Good Lord, I got a good Lord

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