I Give Up: The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life (Study Guide With Dvd)
: Laura Story's husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor early in their marriage. In a moment their life plans changed drastically. After wondering about their ability to be parents and a struggle with infertility, Laura gave birth to...
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Laura Story's husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor early in their marriage. In a moment their life plans changed drastically. After wondering about their ability to be parents and a struggle with infertility, Laura gave birth to three children, including twin boys, in three years' time. Then a sonogram at thirty-seven weeks revealed an unexpected issue with their fourth child.
No life is without trouble, but when you face one challenging situation after another, your days can begin to feel desperately hopeless. But for God ... who truly uses all things for our good, every circumstance can become a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how much we can trust him. The very act of completely surrendering our will to His can become the one act that will change your life forever.
In I Give Up, Laura uses her story to show why surrender to God is important and how we can go about doing it. She shares how surrendering expectations is not a step-by-step process but a willful decision to wait on God, trusting that He and His word are true.
In this six-session study she explains:
why surrender is a good thing what we surrender exactly whom we surrender to how we surrender how our surrender affects the lives of others what we gain when we let go
Though surrender sometimes flies in the face of our instincts, hopes, and dreams, it's never without benefit. A surrendered life includes the surprise of a truly full and satisfying existence where trust is reasonable, reconciliation is possible, and relationships can heal.
This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.
Laura Story wrote the No. 1 worship hit "Indescribable" recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin, married a handsome athlete named Martin Elvington the next year, and began working in music and women's ministry at the 4,000-member Perimeter Church in Atlanta. After signing an artist deal with the INO Records, her 2008 national debut won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album and earned Laura two consecutive nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year - all blessings, indeed.
But amidst that success a brain tumor hospitalized her husband in 2006. The faith Story sang about was put through the unexpected fires of fear and loneliness; most young newlyweds don't imagine being kept alive at one point by breathing machines or having to find their way through significant post-operative vision and memory loss. Could grace notes resound from such a life-altering struggle? Laura's songs suggests they do.