Hope & Healing for Your Heart When the Unthinkable Happens With Mindy Lawhorne

faith Jan 19, 2021

Hope & Healing for Your Heart When the Unthinkable Happens With Mindy Lawhorne

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Have you ever been through something so hard your faith was tested and you didn’t know if you would ever be the same again?

Maybe today you’re going through the struggle:

  • To get healthy and feel it’s impossible
  • Or maybe it’s infidelity
  • Of a divorce
  • Or even the loss of a loved one

Today we are going to find hope in the struggle and talk to someone who knows all about these things.

Before I dive in I have exciting news! God has opened a huge door. Guess what? My Faith Inspired Transformation, F.I.T. Workout Series is now streaming on Pure Flix. You can check it out, HERE.

  • So what do we do when we’ve failed on a fitness plan for what feels like the hundredth time?
  • What do we do when the unthinkable happens? 
  • How do we heal our hearts when they are scared by pain?

Today we will get an inside view of how to pick up the pieces and move forward.

If you’re hurting or struggling today and need hope and healing, you’re in the right place. Mindy Lawhorne joins me and we pray this episode lifts the burdens, gets you standing on a firm foundation, and renews your hope in the only one who can sustain you when the unimaginable happens. 

Mindy Lawhorne beautifully embodies the phrase, fitness is my witness, she has been teaching fitness classes for over 21 years. She’s been in over 30 fitness videos, but her story didn’t start that way, Growing up with the nickname cc which stands for chubby cheeks. Mindy knows what it’s like to struggle with weight and labels.

But there's so much more.

She is no stranger to the trials life brings, having walked through a divorce, single parenting, getting buried in and climbing out of debt, remarrying, and living through her husband Lee’s cancer and his passing.

God has shaped Mindy through her struggles and she believes each trial was put in her life for His grand purpose and her joy through Him. 

Mindy has two beautiful boys, two scruffy dogs, and love working with others through fitness for His glory.

 Prayer

Dear God,

Mindy and I invite you to make this time your own. Our hope is that you bring to mind the words you want us to share to use all that you’ve done in Mindy's life, in my life, to show other fit sisters in Christ that through you they can overcome the struggles and tragedies in life that bring us to our knees. Some of us have been broken and devastated and we live with pain that we don’t have to. Help this time heal our hearts to live for you, Jesus.

In your name, we pray. Amen.

Mindy has overcome so much through Christ. I highly recommend listening above. Here's a sample of the questions I asked her:

  • Let’s start with fitness, tell us how God worked in you and took you from a not so nice nickname chubby cheeks to being a powerhouse fitness and even business coach on a mission to help people for a living. 
  • There are a number of women listening who have been cheated on and lied to and it’s really hurt them and ruined their ability to trust again. It could even cause them to feel insecure. I feel like the enemy just loves this, but God! In Him, you were able to get past this. Can you share how?
  • Your father passed away at 58 years young? And your best friend passed away the same year? 
  • I can barely find the words here, Lee, the love of your life got cancer and then recently passed away, and yet you are here with us today allowing God to use it to help others, I’m just speechless, please share what happened. 
  • If there’s one thing you want people to remember from our time today what would it be?

Hearing Mindy's story makes me think of David when he said this...

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become restless and disturbed within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence. 

— Psalm 42:5

Here David was feeling depressed, but he resisted it. He didn’t let it take over his life or get into the pit of hopelessness. He described how he felt, but he made a decision not to live by his feelings. He praised and trusted in God.

If you are hurting right now, I want to encourage you that a new beginning is in front of you. Trust and praise God like David and Mindy did.

Faith Fuel

To console those who mourn in Zion,

To give them beauty for ashes,

The oil of joy for mourning,

The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

That they may be called trees of righteousness,

The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

– Isaiah 61:3

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

– Revelation 21:4

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

– Psalm 34:18

Now you know I’m never going to leave you without asking you to get into action because nothing happened without it!

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Until next time...

From my heart to yours,

God bless,

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Mindy Lawhorne

Pure Flix

Faith Inspired Transformation Book and Workout Series

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