Today an amazing freedom story with one of our listeners, Kelly Reenders: A story of healing with the power to create hope where there may be none. Kelly and her husband own a blueberry farm here in West Michigan. Last week (May 7th show) we had JS Parks, author of “The Lies We Carry” on the show. That prompted Kelly to message us with her story of Jesus shattering the lies she believed about herself which led to being healed from chronic physical pain.
So first Kelly shares her journey of pain that began with trauma, lasted for years, and how Jesus healed her. Then Kelly shares how the healing began: Her daughter, a nurse practitioner, came across the book “Unlearn Your Pain” by Dr. Howard Schubiner. That book began her journey to healing. Next Kelly had tried everything to find relief from her pain but she finally gave up thinking, “This is just how it’s gonna be. I’m just going to hurt every single day of my life and I’m just going to have to deal with it.” That was when she finally picked up Dr. Schubiner’s book (she really didn’t believe it would help).
Then Kelly shares about her battle with fear that kept her from facing the wounds and lies that were causing her years of pain. There was only one thing helped her overcome her fears: It’s something that needs to be firmly rooted in our heart of hearts. Next Kelly shares the process of forgiving the ones who had wounded her as a teenager. Wounds that led to so many years of pain. Finally, if you’re in pain because of the wounds of the past, Kelly has final word of hope for you, and an offer. If this encourages you, please share!
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 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.