Welcome to episode 040 of Mud Stories!
Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.
Today I’m talking with Caryn Christensen, writer, music teacher, and mother to two girls. Caryn describes herself as a God-seeker and grace-dweller, and resides in San Diego with her husband.
Caryn believes in the power of our stories and how sharing them with each other helps us overcome and heal from our muddiest places.
And while she realizes her story is sometimes hard to hear, she believes it is full of miraculous grace and awesome redemption, and is a story only God could have written.
In this episode Caryn shares about:
- Rejection and betrayal
- Anger and disappointment in God
- How pain predisposes us to make choices to jump further into the mud
Caryn and I discuss:
- The choice we have to trust God or not
- The process of surrender and rest
- How forgiveness is not a one time act, but a way of living
- And the distinction between forgiveness and reconciliation
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Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious,
For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction passes by.
I will cry to God Most High,
To God who accomplishes all things for me.
He will send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches him who tramples upon me.
God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.
Psalm 57:1-3 (NASB)
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