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What do you do when you believe and have faith in God, and yet He doesn’t answer your prayers in the way you’d hoped? How do you trust Him when your world is falling apart?
Well, as a three-time head and neck cancer survivor, Michele Cushatt knows what it’s like when everything begins to crumble. But today, she shares how she found hope in her darkest moments—and how you can too!
Healing rarely happens overnight! It usually unfolds more gradually, and often, it’s a really rough process—especially if it’s relational healing. The long journey can begin to feel hopeless, and when the pain becomes too much to bear, you start to wonder if you’re even going to make it.
Well, my friend, you are going to make it! And today, best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst candidly shares her own healing journey and gives you practical steps to keep going when you’re worn out and tired of trying.
You may have heard Katy Nichole’s song, “In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” but what you may not realize is the painful story behind this beautiful song.
Katy found herself in a season of suffering as she battled chronic pain, feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, depression, and even contemplation of suicide. In her struggle, she became angry with God, but that’s when He reminded her that He is faithful.
God renewed her hope as she cried out to Him, and He gave her the words of this song as an encouragement to her own spirit. But now she shares these words as an encouragement to you too!
One thing I can see clearly through blind eyes is that self-reliance is not all it’s cracked up to be.
I used to think that if I could just rely on myself – if I didn’t have to depend on others – then I would experience real freedom.
But, blindness just makes total self-reliance impossible. And, to be honest, sometimes dependence on others can feel like prison bars which keep me from the freedom of independence.
My friend, Margaret Feinberg, has been in a gruesome fight with breast cancer. Though she has been thrown on one of the toughest battlefields of life, her response has been startling and challenging to me.
You may be on a battlefield of your own, and you may be at your wit’s end, a weary warrior — trampled and discouraged. So, I asked Margaret to share a piece of her story with you to encourage and inspire you to keep on trusting. If you want to go deeper, check out her new book and Bible study, Fight Back With Joy, filmed with LifeWay. I have no doubt my wise and inspiring friend will give you the Biblical truth and companionship you need to fight any battle you face with tenacity and joy!
I am leading your Missing Pieces Bible study at my church. We need some clarification on the conclusion of Day 1 of Week 1.
One lady on the first night shared that one of the questions she has of God is, “Why do I suffer with all this pain? I’m not old enough to hurt so bad.”
The next night we read that you wrote, “We often assume God’s apparent inactivity in our situation is evidence of His neglect [so far, so good, but . . .] when it really may be His way of showing compassion to protect you, provide for you, or preserve you.”
Help us understand how your quote relates to that lady’s question. Thanks a bunch. We had 23 show up for our first session. Praise His holy name!