Saturday, April 13, 2013

If You're in Need of Courage Today


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Dear crumbles, if this day finds you in need of courage to press on through adversity, pain, or discouragement, please find 41 minutes soon to watch this beautiful, vulnerable message from Joni Eareckson Tada. She speaks of her battles with depression, pain, and breast cancer and of how her suffering has affected her marriage. I adore the way she intersperses bits of hymns throughout her talk. She says, "I sing because I have to," and I know a little of what she means.

May the Lord strengthen her and Ken to keep leaning hard into Himself. May He be glorified in the way He uses her testimony in many, many lives. May He give you courage and hope for whatever your day holds, friend. May He put a new song in your mouth, a song of praise to our God (Psalm 40:3). For He is our strength and our song, and He has become our salvation in Jesus (Isaiah 12:2), in whom we pray. Amen.

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Other ways to watch and listen:
Here is the two-part audio from Revive Our Hearts:
https://www.reviveourhearts.com/radio/revive-our-hearts/squeezing-lemon/
https://www.reviveourhearts.com/radio/revive-our-hearts/how-much-pain-enough/

Here is the video link directly at YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrO5fGSIyM8

Here is a link to her new book, to which she refers in this talk:
Joni & Ken, from the Joni and Friends ministry Website
or from Amazon, Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story (affiliate link)



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