One Word Can Change Everything

I hung up the phone in disbelief. 

My stomach was in knots over the news.  My mind kept repeating over and over, this cannot be happening. I plopped down on my couch completely exasperated.  It was like all the air was deflating out of me.  All I could think about was what my sweet friend.

There are some words that will change your life forever.  Cancer is one of those words.  

What do you do when one word turns your entire world upside down?  

Maybe your word is not cancer like my friend but something else has left you feeling heartbroken.   Maybe your word is Divorce, Infertility, Miscarriage or Single…. all of these words can leave us questioning God’s plan for our lives.

In an effort to find relief from our heartbreak, we begin searching for answers. Hoping they will ease our pain, we ask, Why God? Why is this happening to me? When our questions are left unanswered, it is easy to become frustrated and angry with God. It is normal to question God’s goodness in a time of grief.  

But the key is to not get stuck there.

On my Depth Podcast this week, I dig deeper into Laura Story’s book, When God Doesn’t Fix It.   I talk in depth about asking these why questions vs. how questions.  If you are in the middle of an unexpected storm right now, I would love for you to listen to this week’s episode.  I believe it will encourage you and give you hope.  If you have a friend walking through a hard time, please share it with them too.

Let me close with a prayer.

God, I pray for my friends who are hurting. Please surround them with Your love and comfort especially when they think You have forgotten them.  I pray that they will run to You in their pain instead of pushing You away.  God, give them Your strength and guide them daily as You walk through this unexpected storm with them.  Let them feel Your closeness and Your presence in their life.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Love, Jodi

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I am so excited for today!

The Depth Podcast is Live! You can listen to my first two episodes!

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My hope for this podcast is to help others grow deeper in their faith and stronger in their relationships. Below are details about my first two episodes:

Episode 1: Welcome to the Depth Podcast — Unglued

Introduction to the Depth Podcast: why I chose this title and what this word, Depth, means to me.  I also share more of my story as I dive deeper into one of my life changing books, Unglued, by Lysa TerKeurst.

Episode 2: How We Love Our Kids — Milan and Kay Yerkovich

In this episode, I cannot wait for you to listen to my interview with Milan and Kay Yerkovich as we discuss their book, How We Love Our Kids, another book that changed my life. You will not want to miss their insight and wisdom. 

Thanks again for your support!

Love, Jodi