No one is immune from life’s difficulties. Yet many people of faith are reluctant to talk about mental health or seek professional help when they are struggling. They often suffer in silence, believing things will get better if only their faith was stronger, they prayed more, or they had more self-discipline.
So, today on the 4:13, worship leader Anthony Evans teams up with licensed therapist Stacy Kaiser to show you what happens when the power of faith intersects with the practicality of therapy.
It’s not a matter of if the storms of life will come, but when. Yet in our isolated culture, lots of people are cut off from genuine help when the storm hits. Their helplessness leads to hopelessness, and without hope, they lose their sense of purpose.
But here’s the good news: Christ offers hope! And today’s guest, Grace Fox, shares how to weather life’s storms with hope. Oh, and as a woman who lives on a sailboat, Grace knows a thing or two about weathering life’s storms!
During Debbye Turner Bell’s reign as Miss America, she was asked countless times, “How did you do it?” Everybody wanted to know how—in her words—this little black girl from Jonesboro, Arkansas, ended up winning one of the most iconic titles in the world.
But Debbye quickly realized the question really wasn’t about the process; it was about the possibility. They wanted to know how they, too, could overcome the odds and find success, especially when facing opposition.
This may be an odd spin on Christmas, but I want to share a letter with you that was written December 19, 1944 by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. World War II was raging at the time and people everywhere were in turmoil, but Dietrich’s letter is one of courage and hope. His story and his words will inspire you to face anything this season—or this new year—with faith.
Plus, I was so inspired by his letter that I actually put the words to music, and I’ll sing it over you in today’s episode of the 4:13 Podcast.