Episode Summary:

Have you ever hit rock bottom in your life? Perhaps received a life-threatening diagnosis? Or lost the one person who kept your feet on solid ground? How do you carry joy and sorrow in the same breath? How do we handle the rock bottom experiences in life? Today we’re going to be talking about how to handle life’s rock bottom experiences.

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Quotables from the Episode:

  • Home is where we are together, but God’s word is a home that can’t be taken from us.
  • We can’t live off old manna.
  • Rock bottom is that place where we feel out of faith, and yet we discover that God is faithful.
  • When we endure trauma, it’s like a bear that is no longer chasing you, but it feels like it is.
  • God’s not afraid of our questions.
  • One third of the Psalms are lament, which is getting honest with God about what’s hard, and opening the door to let the comforter come in.
  • Grieving is an internal process, where mourning is a public display of loss.
  • Mourning entails risk because we open our lives to others who may or may not handle our pain well.
  • Prayer positions us in a place where God can bring healing.

Scripture References:

  • Matthew 27:46, CEV “Then about that time Jesus shouted, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you deserted me?’”
  • Isaiah 60:20, ESV “Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.”
  • Isaiah 54:10, NIV “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

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Guest:

Danita Jenae, AuthorDanita Jenae is a young mom and recent military widow learning to carry both joy and sorrow in the same breath. As an author, speaker, poet, and artist, she walks alongside the broken-hearted, offering practical and creative ways to lead a Spirit-led life at danitajenae.com and @CompanionInSorrow. To help you find your way in sorrow, Danita invites you to grab your free copy of her Find Your Footing Grief Guide at WhenMountainsCrumble.com.

 

 

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson

 

What do you do when life is rocked by loss? Have you ever hit rock bottom? Perhaps received a life-threatening diagnosis? Or lost the one person who kept your feet on solid ground? How do you carry joy and sorrow in the same breath? In this episode, I talk with Danita Jenae about how to handle life’s rock-bottom experiences, the ones that make mountains crumble.

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