Episode #14 – LISA APPELO – A Faithful God podcast
In episode #14 of A Faithful God Podcast, I sit down with Lisa Appelo from Lisa Appelo as she shares her journey through losing her husband and finding God’s love in the grief.
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Finding God’s Love in the grief
In today’s show, Lisa shares her journey through losing her husband and finding God’s love throughout it.
She takes us back to that fateful night when she woke up to find her husband’s breathing irregular. She describes the emotion of performing CPR and “blowing breath into him” desperately trying to save his life.
Lisa tells us what it was like to hear the dreaded words, “we did everything we could.”
She describes how even in the midst of it all, she could still see God’s hand in it, guiding her family through and providing provisions they never expected.
I love Lisa’s strength and how even in the suffering God showed His great mercy. She explains how present He has been in very practical ways with personal details of she and her family’s lives.
Lisa gives us important tips to help us through times of great turmoil; like writing everything down to help us recall the details of the events that took place and how when we do, we can look back and see that God was with us all along.
She teaches us the importance of lament and how crucial it is to our healing.
I love how honest Lisa is and her willingness to allow God to use her story to help and encourage others suffering any kind of loss in their life.
My hope and prayer is that whatever loss you’re suffering from, you’ll find hope through Lisa’s story.
So grab your favorite beverage, that basket of clothes that needs folding, or turn up the volume on your morning commute and listen to this week’s show, Finding God’s Love in the Grief.
Favorite quotes from TODAY’S EPISODE
“In all of grief, I have learned there is regret.”
“There are gifts in suffering and there are things we will only learn in suffering.”
“There is joy in the hard.”
“This hurts and I wish this was different, but God, I trust you.”
“Lament is saying, God I’m hurting will you meet me here?”
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