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Holding on to God When You Feel Like Giving Up

by | Wed, Mar 17 2021

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Sometimes life is overwhelming, even as a Christian with Christ on our side.   We anticipate our situation and circumstances to turn around for good, even become perfect.  Especially when we’re trying to do our best and follow the Lord with all our hearts.

Jesus clearly warned us in the Bible that in this life there would be troubles and pain, and while in the natural we might struggle to understand – it is during these times when we often draw closest in our relationship with Christ.

In this Focus on the Family podcast (video above and audio below), Rachel Wojo shares her heart-breaking journey of finding out her first husband had been having an affair for most of their marriage.  And later of loving a daughter with a degenerative disease that had an expected lifespan of 10-15 years.

Rachel with her daughter Taylor. (Facebook)

God wants to do so much more than change our situation, He wants to change our heart.

No parent is prepared for tragic news about their child — but can you still trust God, even when it hurts?

“My prayer for Taylor has changed, in that I stopped asking God ‘why’ because I don’t want to know why. [Instead I prayed,] ‘I may not understand why, but God reveal Yourself to me. God show me how you’re working in this situation.’”

“For many years praying to God was a check off on the ‘to do list’, then I began to understand that He wants so much more than to just answer our prayers. He want to give us Himself.”

The Wojo family at Christmas 2018. (Facebook)

At the time of recording this podcast, Taylor was 20 years old.  Taylor passed away in January 2019 at 22 years of age.

The Wojo family at Taylor's grave. (Facebook)

Links and Info:

- Rachel's Official Website
- Book featured in this podcast: One More Step

Podcast supplied with thanks to Focus on the Family Australia.

Focus on the Family provides relevant, practical support to help families thrive in every stage of life.  Listen to their daily radio show weekdays on Vision. Find your local times here.

Featured image via Shutterstock.


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