Life is tough. I recently heard Tony Evans at the ReWired Men's Conference and he said that all of us in life are either coming into a storm, currently in a storm, or we are fixing to be in one. I have to admit it, he's right. Not all storms are huge, some are small but some are big. It's just apart of life and we are to lean on one another through the storms of life.
Today's The Harvest comes to us from Darrell who has been in the midst of a horrid storm. "I am 58 heard old life long hunter who until this morning had never seen your show on TV. I have been Christian most of my life and have trusted God to take care of me and my family. On April 12th my mother passed away, on May 24th my dad took his own life in a grief stricken state. At the same time my mother in law was admitted to a nursing home and my best friend and my father in law found out that he had cancer. On June 27 he took her life and then his. There are no words to describe the feeling of devastation in my family. Through it all God has been our rock. Thanks for the words of encouragement I saw this morning on your show. I am headed to Colorado this week to bowhunt elk and mule deer. This will be the first year in many that my father in law has not been with me and I will truly miss him. Please pray that God will fill the emptiness in our families hearts and minds as we approach this season of holidays and hunting. We have decided never to question God on all the tragedy we have experienced lately, but use these things to make us closer to our Father. Please pray for our family and God Bless. Ps your words of encouragement this morning truly blessed me. Thanks"
I'm trying my best to put myself in Darrell and his families shoes...and I can't. I hate when people say, I understand what you are going through when they don't. Sometimes all we can do is listen, encourage, and pray. This is such a case. I'm glad that the Holy Spirit used Final Descent Outdoors to encourage and provide strength to a man who has weathered a brutal storm in life. We are all brothers and sisters and need one another to be lifted up.
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Author Brad Clay is the host of Final Descent Outdoors and a licensed and ordained minister in Oklahoma. Brad served for 12yrs in vocational ministry before stepping out to do full time outdoor ministry in 2013. Brad resides in Edmond, OK and is married with four children.