Heartache. Disappointment. Loss. Depression. Loneliness. Feelings of despair can overtake us and cause us to mentally, emotionally, or physically break down. But what does the Bible say is the answer? How does trusting God and applying biblical instruction in our lives lead to healthy and hopeful living? How is God’s grace sufficient?
Bible Gateway interviewed Jacob Armstrong (@armstrongjacobc) about his book, Breaking Open: How Your Pain Becomes the Path to Living Again (W Publishing Group, 2022).
What message are you communicating with the title of this book?
Jacob Armstrong: Breaking Open is all about acknowledging a common ache, acknowledging that we all have places of pain, and that it’s actually in acknowledging this ache and facing it that we find the path to true life. As a pastor for 20 years of people of different ages, races, and life experiences, I’ve seen lots of differences in people. Culturally, financially, and politically.
But all the people I’ve…