What if your greatest heartbreak catapults you to your greatest growth? Jodi Rosser is no stranger to grief. She lost her best friend to pancreatic cancer, suffered a miscarriage, and endured a heartbreaking divorce. None of her stories got tied up with a red bow, yet God was faithful to bring purpose to her pain. She’s on the show today offering hope to anyone with a hurting heart and encouraging us to discover spiritual depth as God redeems your pain.
To the woman whose heart has been shattered into a million pieces, to the hurting heart whose whole world was changed in an instant, to the grieving soul who struggles to get out of bed—you are understood. You are seen. And this episode is for you.
“Everyone walks through unexpected storms and heartbreaks.”
“I was diving deep into my Bible in my heartbreaks. I thought it was for my healing, but it was also for my growing.”
“You don’t know God is all you need until God is all you have.”
“How do you help your kids grieve when you don’t know how to grieve yourself?”
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
“You don’t have to do it alone. We have a Savior with us.”
“There is a bless in the midst of the mess.”
“You need God and friends to point you back to the right perspective.”
“What if your greatest heartbreak catapults you to your greatest growth?”
John Ortberg: If you ask someone when they grew deepest in their faith they would answer suffering and if you asked someone when they walked away from their faith they would answer suffering.
“Suffering is the catalyst. The question is what are you going to do with it? Are you going to run to God in your pain versus turning your back and walking away?”
“We can’t do it in our own strength.”
“Seek God and invite Him into your pain.”
“Tearfully allow yourself to grieve and process the emotions.”
“You cannot heal until you feel.”
“Replace your finite view with God’s infinite perspective.”
“Embrace God’s character development in the midst of the chaos.”
“Never lose sight of God’s grace.”
“Give praise to God even as your heart breaks.”
“Trust God is good when your mind is doubting and you don’t understand.”
“Honestly share your story and help another hurting heart.”
“God can redeem any heartbreak, you just have to take your broken pieces and give them to Jesus.”
“Grief is not quick. You have to grow through it.”
“Ask God to give you strength and invite others in. You can’t do it alone.”
“Who do you want to interlock roots with?”
“Your pain and purpose can outlive you.”
Tony Evans’ book Detour
“God can’t take you that high until you have the depth to sustain the height.”
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