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Martina McBride’s “God’s Will” is a Message of Hope

Martina McBride + God's Will

Released in November 2004, “God’s Will” is a faith-filled country song that will lift up your spirits. Martina McBride’s chart-topping songs such as “A Broken Wing” and “Wrong Again” have made her a promising star during the late 90s and early 2000s. She then entered the pop realm with hit albums like Martina (2003) and Timeless (2005). “God’s Will,” in particular, debuted at No. 16 on US Billboard Hot Country Songs under her seventh studio album Martina. 

Well-known for singing female empowerment, McBride’s vocal prowess is once shown in the track as she conveys a hopeful message of understanding life’s purpose. With writers Barry Dean and Tom Douglas, she did a pretty good job in producing “God’s Will” with Paul Worley.

Featuring “God’s Will” on Martina has led her to prestigious nominations such as Best Country Album at the Grammys and Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Meaning Behind the Song

Directed by Deaton-Flanigen Productions, the music video for “God’s Will” starts with Martina McBride sitting at a bench surrounded by autumn leaves, then it transitions to a Halloween night when she meets a disabled boy named Will. McBride used to play with him and her daughter while his mother was working. They later had to move away from their town, and Will gave McBride a drawing with the words “Me and God Love You.” This depicts an inspirational message for facing hardships with a positive outlook, appreciating every day as a blessing.

Will epitomizes the essence of hope and strength of the human spirit by giving love and showing acceptance. He brightly smiles despite the challenge of not having a father by his side and a hard-working single mother. Inspired by a daughter with specỉal needs, Nashville songwriter Barry Dean shared on Billboard magazine that the song was about dealing with her disability: “It’s actually torn out of my journal, and Tom Douglas helped to shape all of that.” 

The record received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Short Form Music Video, following her first nomination for “Concrete Angel.”

Watch Martina McBride’s performance of “God’s Will” below as she tells us to stay kind and brave, no matter the obstacle.

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