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January 23, 2020


I think surrender gets at the heart of what God is after as we wrestle with him.  Today Perry and Shawna press in more to what it looks like to wrestle with God and what happens in us through the wrestling.  First Perry shares how achievement has been his drug of choice to deal with his shame.  But as God has wrestled with him, emptying him of pride, he’s learning to achieve because he’s loved, rather than achieve to get God’s love.  BIG difference.  Next, one of our listeners, Jody, shares about wrestling with God through cancer and how Jesus used that dark place to bring her to a place of complete surrender.   Then on the lighter side we share about some scuffles we had as kids that thankfully didn’t scar us for life!  Finally Shawna shares about two friends who were blindsided by life—One who lost a fiancé in war and the other who’s not yet had the daughter she longs to have.  When life doesn’t go the way we plan, it can thrust us into a wrestling match with God.  And there are only three choices that we have when we wrestle in this way:  We can run from God.  We can complain (it’s OK to do this when you’re wrestling).  Or we can trust that God is who he says he is and that he’s got us in the palm of his hand.

Encouragement for you to take the next step in your journey with Jesus.


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

Perry and Shawna Mornings brings you the usual morning show lineup with great music, weather, traffic, news, and sports—and then takes you deeper. Join Perry LaHaie and Shawna Beyer for music, interviews, and listener conversations that remind you of the Gospel and help you become a blessing to our neighbors and to the nations.