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    A Song in the Night

    My father’s life was one of longing. He longed for wholeness, even as Parkinson’s gradually crippled more and more of his mind and body. He longed for peace, but was tormented by the deep pain of depression. He longed to feel loved and cherished, but often felt utterly alone.

    He found himself less alone when he read the words of Psalm 42, his favorite psalm. Like him, the psalmist knew a desperate longing, an unquenched thirst for healing (vv. 1–2). Like him, the psalmist knew a sadness that felt like it never went away (v. 3), leaving times of pure joy…

    What We Can Do

    Even though confined to his bed, 92-year-old Morrie Boogaart continues to knit hats for the homeless in Michigan. By February 2017, he had reportedly made over 8,000 hats in fifteen years. Instead of focusing on his health or limitations, Mr. Boogaart looks beyond himself and does what he can to place the needs of others above his own. He declared that his work made him feel good and gave him a purpose. “I’m going to do this until I go home to the Lord,” he said. Though most recipients of his hats won’t know his story or how much he…

    Discover How To Fight Worry, Fear, and Doubt

    What do you say to a person in the midst of deep, personal pain? How do you comfort someone going through a difficult trial? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest, author, and cancer survivor Margaret Feinberg challenge us to avoid staying silent, and instead, offer the gift of joy to those who are hurting. […]

    Healing For Wounded Hearts And Broken Churches

    Joy is a powerful weapon for fighting back times of trouble. We can even use it to help others fight their battles. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest, author and cancer survivor Margaret Feinberg explain how the gift of our presence can help others “Fight Back with Joy.” An uplifting conversation, today on Discover the Word!

    We Can Always Respond With Joy

    How are you? Usually, our circumstances dictate how we answer that question. But today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest, author, and cancer survivor Margaret Feinberg tell us why, whether we’re in pain or feeling good, we can always respond with joy. Find out why on Discover the Word!

    Helping Fight Another’s Battle

    God, the Great Physician, has a prescription for wounded hearts and broken churches: laughter! Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest, author and cancer survivor Margaret Feinberg explain why joy is good medicine. Chuckle alongside us as we learn to “Fight Back with Joy” on Discover the Word!

    Comforting Others With Joy

    When troubles start to close in around us and worry, fear, and doubt invade our hearts, God has given us a powerful tool to fight back. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Margaret Feinberg discover an unlikely weapon in our daily struggles. Hear about Margaret’s decision during her battle with cancer to “Fight […]

    God As Both Redeemer And Restorer

    The Bible teaches that God can take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for good. But when we’re in the depths of despair, that truth can be hard to believe. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Vivian Mabuni urge us to surround ourselves with hope and support in […]

    The Hope That Doesn’t Disappoint

    No one likes to suffer. But suffering can actually be productive if we let it. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Vivian Mabuni discuss how pain produces perseverance that refines our character and results in hope. Join us for another uplifting look at Vivian’s courageous fight with cancer and her perspective on productive […]

    The Power Of Heartfelt Prayer

    In First Corinthians, Paul says that we’re to comfort others with the same comfort we’ve received from God. But sometimes, we need a little push to do it. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest, author, and cancer survivor Vivian Mabuni discuss the joy and comfort that come from being a part of a […]

    Living Out Our Faith WIth Other Believers

    In our self-sufficient culture, it’s often hard to ask for help, even when we need it the most. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest, author Vivian Mabuni explain that the Christian life isn’t meant to be lived alone. God designed us to live in community with other believers, receiving and giving mutual […]

    How God Goes Before A Crisis

    When cancer strikes, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Yet when we turn to God, we often find that He’s already gone ahead and prepared the way. Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest, author and cancer survivor Vivian Mabuni discuss how sometimes it takes a crisis to show us that our merciful God […]

    Jesus Knows Why

    I have friends who’ve received partial healing but still struggle with painful aspects of their disease. Other friends have been healed of an addiction but still struggle with feelings of inadequacy and self-loathing. And I wonder, Why doesn’t God heal them completely—once and for all?

    In Mark 8:22–26, we read the story of Jesus healing a man born blind. Jesus first took the man away from the village. Then He spit on the man’s eyes and “put his hands on him.” The man said he now saw people who looked “like trees walking around.” Then Jesus touched the man’s eyes again,…

    Only by Prayer

    My friend called me one late night during her cancer treatment. Grieved by her uncontrollable sobs, I soon added my own tears and a silent prayer. What am I supposed to do, Lord?

    Her wails squeezed my heart. I couldn’t stop her pain, fix her situation, or find one intelligible word of encouragement. But I knew who could help. As I wept with my friend, stumbling through a prayer, I whispered repeatedly, “Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.”

    Her cries quieted to sniffs and whimpers, until her breathing slowed. Her husband’s voice startled me. “She’s asleep,” he said. “We’ll call tomorrow.”

    I hung up, weeping prayers…

    A Double Promise

    Since she suffered cancer several years ago, Ruth has been unable to eat, drink, or even swallow properly. She has also lost a lot of her physical strength, and numerous operations and treatments have left her a shadow of what she used to be.

    Yet Ruth is still able to praise God; her faith remains strong, and her joy is infectious. She relies on God daily, and holds on to the hope that she will recover fully one day. She prays for healing and is confident that God will answer—sooner or later. What an awesome faith!

    Ruth explained that what keeps her…

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