Christian artist and former American Idol contestant Danny Gokey’s testimony and life journey are powerful, tragic, and inspirational as the full depth of his life is unveiled. He recently spoke to New Release Tuesday and shared about the writing of his song “Hope In Front of Me” which is also the name of the album and a book.
“This song was written from a very dark place in my life…and the subject was about finding purpose in your darkest moments,” he explained, “When we went to write this song, we wanted a song that reflected the journey that I’d walked through. This song is not only my journey, but a reflection of so many people’s journeys. We all go through these times when it feels like the rain and the storms are never going to end, and when you pray it seems like it is getting darker and darker.”
Gokey’s first wife Sophia passed away due to an unexpected complication following a heart surgery. This occurred just a month before his audition with Idol, to which he made it a point to honor his wife.
“It’s those little pieces of hope that God puts in front of you that are the light at the end of the tunnel to keep walking towards. Instead of getting stuck in a toxic place, keep walking towards the light, and keep making progress until it all makes sense,” he said.
[Material found at BreatheCast]