We are lacking in so many ways, but we don't realize it until we go through some deep, agonizing, and prolonged pain, suffering, and loss. Pain, suffering, and loss will wake you up to that fact. In his book, The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis so aptly said, "We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being … Continue reading E-163: Navigating Pain, Suffering, and Loss God’s Way!
For many of us, our Christian life is not going the way we want it to. Difficult and painful things have left us disillusioned, frustrated, angry, anxious, even depressed. I get it. I'm living it! Truth is … You can't control everything that happens to you - your marriage - your family - your ministry … Continue reading E-141: This Is Not The Christian Life I Want!
It was dark and scary and the waves were rocking the boat! Then Jesus shows up, walking on the waves, gets into the boat, and all is well! John 6:16-21. When the storms of life hit, scream to Jesus, "Get in my boat!" Sign up for Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and get the first 30-days … Continue reading E-140: GET IN MY BOAT!
On this episode of the GRIZ Podcast, Jason shares about a recent HORRIBLE DAY that he had with his on-going battle with late-stage chronic Lyme Disease and how he CHOSE to respond to it … and then he gives you some much needed motivation for the battle that you're currently facing. You're battling something if … Continue reading E-116: I’m Not A Victim. I’m A Warrior!
There are going to be times in your Christian life when you won’t understand what God is doing or why He is doing it … times when life doesn’t make sense and God doesn’t make sense. GRIZ is in a season like that right now, and it’s sometimes difficult for him to trust that God … Continue reading E-108: 99 PROBLEMS!
You ever feel like God's NOT coming through? ... Like He's ignoring your prayers? ... Like He's not keeping His promises? You're not the first to feel that way and you won't be the last. The GRIZ is gonna to tell ya how to deal with it. The last half of this episode is Jason … Continue reading E-99: When God’s NOT coming through, whatta ya do?
In this episode, Jason talks about 3 reasons why God allows pain and suffering in the life of a Christian. He then continues to share some deep and extremely personal details about the most difficult and agonizing weekend of ministry that he’s ever experienced in all his years of ministry ... it was at ENCOUNTER-2020 … Continue reading E-86: UNDEFEATED – Part 2
In this episode, Jason shares some deep and extremely personal details about the most difficult and agonizing weekend of ministry that he's ever experienced. It was this past weekend at ENCOUNTER-2020 in New Hampshire! It was a non-stop battle the entire weekend (and even in the days leading up to the weekend), but God showed … Continue reading E-85: UNDEFEATED – Part 1
There's no way to go through life without encountering nasty joy-suckers. In this episode, Jason talks about one of those nasty joy-suckers that he allowed to attach itself to his Christian life many years ago, and it caused him major anxiety and panic issues. What was it? It all came down to doubting his salvation … Continue reading E-83: Nasty Joy Suckers – Part 2
In this episode, we learn that ... #1 ... God wants us to be joyful believers regardless of our circumstances. #2 ... With God we can be joyful believers regardless of our circumstances. #3 ... If my Christian life is not full of joy then it's because I have allowed a nasty joy-sucker to attach … Continue reading E-82: Nasty Joy Suckers – Part 1
God commands us (His children) to give thanks in all circumstances - 1 Thess. 5:18 ... and that means even when life sucks. Dude, that's easier said than done. Why would God say that? ... Because it glorifies Him and He knows it also benefits us. Scientific research is actually proving this and Jason is … Continue reading E-81: “Give Thanks in All Circumstances” … Are You Serious God?
Life’s not fair. And we must stop expecting it to be fair because that’s not reality. That’s actually a distorted view of the human condition. The sooner we accept this reality (that life’s not fair), the better off we’ll be in overcoming pain, suffering, opposition, and disappointment. Many of us are under the illusion that … Continue reading E-80: Life’s Not Fair!
In this episode, Jason shares what he is learning about walking with God in the GRIND of suffering. Suffering is everywhere in our fallen world and it's unavoidable. At some point in life, in some sort of way, you're going to suffer greatly. No one gets a free pass on suffering in this life. Most … Continue reading E-78: Walking with God in the GRIND of Suffering!
In this episode, Jason shares some of what he's been going through lately in his on-going battle with Lyme Disease. This episode will encourage and motivate you if you've been going through any sort of a painful trial. DON'T LOSE HOPE. YOUR PAIN HAS A PURPOSE! Audio download attached. GRIZ is available on … Continue reading E-54: Don’t lose hope. Your pain has a purpose!
In this episode, Jason brings some inspiration and motivation to those of you who've been feeling beat up and are stuck down in the pit. You're not the only Christian brother going through it. All of us go through various trials that knock us down and make us want to just throw in the towel … Continue reading E-29: “If you’re going through Hell … Keep going!”
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 … Continue reading E-24: Def Leppard, Twitter, J’s delusional, and why we actually need pain and suffering!
In this episode, Jason ... drinks strong black coffee in the microphone (as usual) reads a recent rating and review from iTunes talks about the recent episode of The PornFree Radio Podcast practices a new revolutionary anger-management technique invented by Matt Dobschuetz, called OSR Therapy (Old School Rap Therapy), and he actually busts-a-rhyme with LL Cool J (not … Continue reading E-10: The Friday Growl!