Reason to Sing… [25 minutes]
A Journey Through Pain « River of Life, Copenhagen NY
-with Karrie Roch

If you’ve ever wondered “Where is God?” in the midst of an inconceivably bad day; when you’ve lost more than you thought you had- having waited so long to have it; when you’re stuck living in the middle of your worst nightmare and can’t awake to shake it; or when you feel like there is no one left to share it & ‘you alone’ are alive to tell it… have a listen to Karrie’s journey through it all. [You’d be wise to bring your tissues!]

As you journey with her, expect to be in shock, watch the love of your life disappear, loose feeling in your body, hear heart-breaking news, remember once again- your worst fears, operate in shear disbelief [‘God would never do this to me!  He loves me!’], be angry with the world, forget how to breathe and everything else you once knew about Him, re-learn how to worship, ‘Speak the Truth about God, until believing it’, push through the songs, pick up that guitar, and find a reason to sing.

“His presence was silent at times,
but strong and protective!”

“God showed me something tremendous!”
“During announcements, God dropped something in my heart;  He spoke to me in that moment–
And He said… ‘Just as your dad was there with you, right beside you… I was there for you all the more!'”

What a God-given blessing and power-full living testimony Karrie is and will continue to be. 

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” [Esther 4:14]

“There is God NOW!”
… jams4JESUS

It was clear to me, as Karrie began speaking about her Dad, even while in the midst, the height & the depth of her nightmare, I could see exactly where God was! Right by her side!  How did [& do]I know?  The same reason you do.  We’ve seen Him!
(And for those of you who don’t… Sing your heart out until you do!) 😀

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 8]

11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.  [Revelation 12]