S4E14 Show Notes: Embrace Your Life with Elizabeth Woodson

by | Apr 5, 2022 | The Love Offering Podcast Show Notes

All of us live with some sort of longing in our hearts—a gap between the life we want and the life we actually have. As we try to navigate this sense of longing and the circumstances we desperately wish would change, we try to hang on to the belief that God will fulfill our desires, while waiting to see the answers to our prayers realized. 


For some, those prayers are answered. Yet for others, the longing persists, making us weary at best and debilitated at worst. Living this way leaves us asking the same questions: “How do I find God’s joy in this life when it isn’t the life I hoped for?” or “How do I deal with the gap between the life I want and the life I’ve been given?”


Elizabeth Woodson is on today’s episode equipping us for joyful living in that gap. You’ll learn to:


  • Realize joy is possible
  • Avoid emotional escapism and naïve blindness to reality
  • Have your eyes opened to what “biblical contentment” really means
  • Enjoy God’s unfailing presence
  • Understand your divine calling


Elizabeth shares life-changing truth that has the heart-healing power you’ve been searching for, and helps you walk through your current life situations from a new perspective—one that embraces actual, real, deep joy in the midst of the inevitable longings of life.




“We are part of a story that is bigger than our pain.”


“Deep abiding joy is knowing God has something for me to do and I can bring His joy to someone else.”


“Contentment is resting in God’s sovereignty.”


“God is present in your circumstance and He is faithful to His promises.”



“If we believe in God then what is in front of us is good because He is good.”


“You are not going to stumble into joy in this culture. You’re going to have to cultivate it.”


“Gratitude helps me to cultivate joy.”


“Lamenting helps us to acknowledge all of the grittiness of what we’re going through.”


“Lament is birthed with hope. We cry out to God because we know He can help our situation.”


“Over time we begin to see our pain as a gift.”


“The best thing we can do for one another is just to be present.”


“This week’s love offering is to see other people. No one is as strong as we think they are.”



Connect with Elizabeth:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missjazzyliz/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/missjazzyliz 

Website: https://www.elizabethwoodson.org/ 



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I’m Rachael Adams

I’m an author, speaker, and host of The Love Offering Podcast. My mission is to help women find significance and purpose throught Christ.

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