E-25: The Problem of Hopelessness!

In this episode, Jason talks about the problem of hopelessness and what it often leads to. He then explains where we (as Christian men) need to continually find our hope.

 

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E-24: Def Leppard, Twitter, J’s delusional, and why we actually need pain and suffering!

In this episode, Jason tells you the amazing true story of how Def Leppard actually retweeted his tweet on Twitter. It totally changed J’s life – and now he thinks they want him in the band! #TrueStory

More importantly, Jason shares some valuable truth he’s been learning from Pastor Tim Keller about why we actually need pain and suffering in our lives … how it purges-out our weaknesses and imperfections and then builds us into better men!

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E-23: Interview with USAF Veteran, Dallas “GAR” Bozeman

 

 

In this episode, Jason interviews Dallas “GAR” Bozeman.

Gar was born in Northwest Alabama, but in 2002 his family moved to Katy, TX where he graduated from James E. Taylor High School. Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. In 2004, he graduated from the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School. His military career has taken him all over world, serving in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over all, he served four combat tours, one to Iraq, and three to Afghanistan. His military career also allowed him the privilege of working with the 1st Royal Canadian Regiment, Afghan Commandos, and the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan.

Unknown to even those closest to him, Gar’s journey wasn’t as it appeared. His years in combat had left him riddled with Post Traumatic Stress and physical injuries. More significant than any of those wounds, Gar was deeply wounded spiritually. The suffering and death that he constantly saw, left him doubting God’s sovereignty and confused him as to where it all fit into God’s bigger picture. He began turning to alcohol and also abusing the pain medication that was prescribed to him for his injuries. He soon found himself hopelessly lost and barely holding on to what remained of his young family.

That’s all I’m going to tell you … you’ve gotta listen to hear the rest of GAR’S incredible story.

I will tell you that he’s been married to his wife Kimberly for over 10 years, and they have three children: Brooks, Isabella, and Brody. His notable recognitions include: The Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

My brothers, what you’re about to hear is one of the greatest stories of God’s sovereign protection, mercy, grace, forgiveness, reconciliation, and transformation that I’ve ever heard in my entire life. The first time I heard it, I was in tears (good tears). If you’re needing some hope and encouragement in your faith-journey … hear ya go!


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E-22: Dealing with Depression – Pt. 4 (Hangin’ on God’s Promises!)

 

In this episode, Jason …

  • Sips a delightful mixed-drink in the microphone!
  • Drops a big fat shout-out to the Dobber at The PornFree Radio Podcast!
  • Drops a preview of his upcoming interview with GAR (Dallas Bozeman)!
  • Talks about the depression/suicide of Linkin Park’s lead singer, Chester Bennington!
  • Drops 22 Powerful and Precious Promises from God to hang-on if/when you’re walking through the dark, scary, and painful valley of depression!

 

Deut. 31:8 … “It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

 

Is. 41:10 … “…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

 

Ps. 40:1-3 … “I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.”

 

Deut. 33:27 … “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

 

Ps. 34:17 … “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.”

 

Ps. 3:3 … “But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”

 

2 Sam. 22:29 … “You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light.”

 

Ps. 42:11 … “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

 

Ps. 31:22, 24 … “In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. …Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”

 

Is. 40:31 … “…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

 

Ps. 143:7-9 … “Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you.”

 

Jn. 16:33 … “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

 

Ps. 145:14 … “The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.”

 

2 Cor. 1:3-4 … “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”  

 

Ps. 147:3 … “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

 

1 Pt. 4:12-13 … “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”

 

Ps. 34:18-19 … “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”

 

1 Pt. 5:6-7 … “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

 

Ps. 9:9-10 … “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” 

 

Prov. 3:5-6 … “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.”

 

Rom. 15:13 … “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

 

Rom. 8:38-39 … “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

If your depression is so bad that you’re thinking suicidal thoughts, then today (TODAY!!!), you need to reach out to a trained and licensed Christian counselor or therapist. There’s no shame in that. Jason has been there, done that, and it’s helped him BIGTIME! Here’s a link to find one in your area.

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E-21: Dealing with Depression – Pt. 3 (Your Identity Matters!)

 

In this episode, Jason begins offering some helpful solutions to overcome depression. He specifically talks about the importance of Christian men knowing and often restating their new identity in Christ when they’re in the pit of depression.

If you’re a genuine believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, then this is who God says you now are …

#1 … I am unconditionally and eternally loved by my Heavenly Father. There’s nothing I can do to make Him love me more and there’s nothing I have done to make Him love me less. His love is always steadfast.

Gal. 2:20; Rom. 8:38-39; Psalm 103:17; Psalm 136; Heb. 13:5

#2 … I am completely forgiven of all my sins (even all of the sins I’ve yet to commit).

1 John 1:9; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:13-14

#3 … I am chosen by God.

Eph. 1:14; 1 Pet. 2:9

#4 … I am redeemed by God.

John 19:30; Eph. 1:7; Gal. 3:13; 1 Cor. 6:20; 1 Pet. 1:18-19

#5 … I am reconciled to God.

Rom. 5:10; 2 Cor. 5:18; Eph. 2:16

#6 … I am justified by God.

Rom. 5:1; Gal. 2:16

#7 … I am saved from sin, death, Hell, and the forces of darkness.

Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 5:9; Rom. 8:1-2; 1 Cor. 15:54-57; Col. 1:13-14; Col. 2:15; Acts 26:18; Heb. 2:14-15

#8 … I am spiritually resurrected with Christ and that makes me a new creation in Him.

Col. 2:12; Col. 3:1; 2 Cor. 5:17

#9 … I am righteous, holy, and blameless in God’s eyes because of Christ.

Phil. 3:9; Col. 1:22

#10 … I am eternally sealed by His Holy Spirit.

2 Cor. 1:21-22; Eph. 1:13; Eph. 4:30

#11 … I am the temple of the Holy Spirit (my body).

1 Cor. 3:16; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; Rom. 8:9-11

#12 … I am adopted by God.

Gal. 4:5-7; Rom. 8:14-19

#13 … I am a member of God’s family.

Eph. 2:19

#14 … I am never alone. God is always with me.

Heb. 13:5; Psalm 37:28; Psalm 94:14

#15 … I am a victor/conqueror in Christ.

Rom. 8:37-38; Phil. 4:13

#16 … I am eternally secure in Christ.

John 10:28-29; Rom. 8:38-39; Heb. 13:5

#17 … I am a citizen of Heaven.

Phil. 3:20; Col. 1:5; Phil. 4:3; Rev. 20:12; Rev. 21:27; John 14:1-4

#18 … I am a co-heir with Christ.

Rom. 8:17

#19 … I am an alien/stranger/sojourner in this temporal world.

1 Pet. 2:11

#20 … I am salt and light to this lost world.

Matt. 5:13

#21 … I am an ambassador of Christ to this lost world.

2 Cor. 5:20

#22 … I am a warrior/soldier for Christ.

Eph. 6:10-18; 2 Tim. 2:3

 

If your depression is so bad that you’re thinking suicidal thoughts, then today (TODAY!!!), you need to reach out to a trained and licensed Christian counselor or therapist. There’s no shame in that. Jason has been there and done that and it’s helped him BIGTIME!

If you have any input, feedback, or questions on this topic, you can leave a comment or you can email Jason at Jason@narrowtrail.com

 

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E-20: Dealing with Depression – Pt. 2 – Causes of Depression!

 

In this episode, Jason updates us on what’s going down in his life and then he continues to talk to us about DEPRESSION (the FUNK) … he specifically talks about the possible CAUSES of DEPRESSION

Cause #1 … Total Depravity (this is the root cause of all causes of depression).

Cause #2 … Pent-Up Anger/Bitterness/Unforgiveness.

Cause #3 … Wrong View of Self.

Cause #4 … Not regularly Connecting with your Brothers from other mothers.

Cause #5 … Lack of Intimacy with God (your Heavenly Father).

Cause #6 … You’re the OCD/Perfectionist type.

Cause #7 … False Guilt.

Cause #8 … True Guilt.

Cause #9 … PTSD (Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder).

Cause #10 … Way too much Stress and Anxiety in your Life.

Cause #11 … Not getting enough Rest/Sleep.

Cause #12 … Not Enjoying the Good Pleasures in Life.

Cause #13 … Personal Loss.

Cause #14 … Medical/Biological Issues.

Cause #15 … Poor Diet & Fitness.

Cause #16 … Demonic Oppression/Attack.

Cause #17 … The Unknown Reason.

If your depression is so bad that you’re thinking suicidal thoughts, then today (TODAY!!!), you need to reach out to a trained and licensed Christian counselor or therapist. There’s no shame in that. Jason has been there and done that and it’s helped him BIGTIME!

If you have any input, feedback, or questions on this topic, you can leave a comment or you can email Jason at Jason@narrowtrail.com

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E-19: A Battle Plan for Lust!

Some listeners asked for it, so Jason drops it … this is his revised 2018 Personal Purity Battle Plan.

In this episode, we learn that a strong warrior is a wise warrior who always has a strategic battle plan in place to take down his enemies! When it comes to lust, porn, adultery, etc. . . . . do you have a strategic battle plan in place in your life?

If not, why not?

Dude, you’re a fool if you don’t!

Because a man without a plan is a man who’s planning to fail. Period.

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