Where do you take your pain in the face of tragedy? Like Tamar, where do you take your shame? Like Job, how do you endure disease? Like the mothers of the faith—Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel—where do you take your unanswered prayers and disappointments?
Throughout the chapters of this book, these questions are thoughtfully considered from the perspective of life as a journey. Part 1 addresses the various kinds of trials and tragedies encountered, Part 2 empowers the reader to fight the good fight of faith, and Part 3 is a call to finish the journey.
Satan’s strategy is to wound your soul and to destroy your trust in God. He wins the battle for your soul when you lose your way on the 828 Journey because of trials. To finish your journey and to keep the devil from devouring you, it is important to understand the cosmic battle of good versus evil and the consequences of living in a fallen world; to understand the plan of God, a personal relationship with each believer; and to embrace Jesus, the wounded healer. On your 828 Journey, you can move from the voice of pain to a testimony of trust, as you declare to Satan, the enemy of your soul, “I trust in the Lord!” My prayer is that the message of The 828 Journey empowers you to finish your journey victoriously.