Warrior Women - Through it All
When I see women marching for their rights I think of women who have or are quietly marching for righteousness in their own life journeys. Warrior Women, facing extraordinary obstacles with grit, determination and faith. Women like Cancer Fighter Debbie Kahler, Karen Marsh as she parents Victoria, Sherry Bitler whose 24/7 companion is Multiple Sclerosis. Their stories give help and hope to others struggling to overcome unexpected mountains.
Over the past year, we have been producing a Warrior Woman Help and Hope series for MARKINC and every time I interview women like these, I feel as though the studio is sacred ground. In each resource, listeners hear remarkable women share how they have experienced purpose and joy in the middle of their difficult life journeys. When I ask them how they continue to fight their own personal battles, each one points me to their choice to trust the truth of God's promises. Each one quickly shares a specific "go to Scripture" that helps them focus on His love.
This past week I met Gracie Rosenberger through an hour long phone conversation. Gracie's life journey includes 78 surgeries and the amputation of both of her legs. Gracie's story caught my attention when I saw a video her husband, Peter, Host of Caregivers With Hope Radio Broadcast, produced. Gracie and Joni sing Through it All in this video. You can learn more about how Gracie is reflecting Jesus through her non-profit outreach, Standing With Hope. I cry every time I watch it, grateful for such a profound picture of faith and for the way the message reminds me of God's faithfulness in the dark times of my own life. Having a bad day or moment? Let Gracie and Joni take you to the cross where you'll find help and hope.
I will have the privilege of interviewing Gracie for our Warrior Woman series but in the meantime, I hope her story, along with Joni's as depicted in this video, encourages someone today, to "keep on keeping on." Listen carefully to the words of Through it All by Andrae Crouch, especially the chorus, where he exclaims: Through it all, I've learned to trust in Jesus, I've learned to trust His Word." This song has a personal spot in my own heart since I heard it as a young woman and its simple message of learning to trust God's Word has taken me through some really tough times. Each Warrior Woman in our Help and Hope series is a testimony of the power of God's Word to fuel our daily struggles with His grace and strength. May their stories offer you the help and hope of the Gospel for your own life journey.
In His grip with you,
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Through It All Lyrics
By Andrae Crouch
I've had many tears and sorrows,
I've had questions for tomorrow,
there's been times I didn't know right from wrong.
But in every situation,
God gave me blessed consolation,
that my trials come to only make me strong.
Through it all,
through it all,
I've learned to trust in Jesus,
I've learned to trust in God
Through it all,
through it all,
I've learned to depend upon His Word.
I've been to lots of places,
I've seen a lot of faces,
there's been times I felt so all alone.
But in my lonely hours,
yes, those precious lonely hours,
Jesus lets me know that I was His own!
I thank God for the mountains,
and I thank Him for the valleys,
I thank Him for the storms He brought me through.
For if I'd never had a problem,
I wouldn't know God could solve them,
I'd never know what faith in His word could do.