Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Life-saving Prayer

In September of 2009 I had just lost a fried to suicide and was struggling with the thoughts of my life as a single mother and if my children were being taken care of in all the ways they needed by me. In my mind it was unfair that I had to continue to push through and live this life. Did my kids really need me seeing that I could not provide for them in the way they needed, and did being here really matter that much? After a few days of this and trying to find the reason I was still holding on, I tuned in to 88.7 The Cross for a little encouragement to just get through the day. That morning was different than most. Rob was doing the morning show and just as I tuned in, he asked if anyone in need of prayer would call in and just let him take a moment to lift them up. I had to do it; after all I needed prayer more than I felt I’d ever needed it in the past. All I expected was for him to ask me what my problem was and with a brief description given he would take a second and say a few words.

He did so much more.

Rob took the time to hear what was going on and asked a few questions. Without event a slight hint of judgment in his voice, he told me how happy he was that I had taken the time to call. He had me pull over that morning on my way to work and said the most heartfelt prayer of hope and piece. In this prayer I found what I had been holding onto and for the first time in weeks…I felt myself breath. It was like I had been holding my breath all that time and a weight lifted off my chest. After the prayer he told me he heard that breath and could tell God had touched me, that things were going to be okay. So with no more tears or fears I got off the phone and just looked at the sky knowing I was not alone and my children and I did have a future that would be as bright as imaginable.

Since that day my life has never been the same and my radio station has not changed. Two months after calling in I caught up with my high school sweetheart and one year later we were married. My babies have a father that loves them as much as if he had been there from the beginning, and I have a husband that loves me and reminds me just how much my life is worth every day. I can’t thank The Cross enough for the music they play and the encouragement that they give.

I love each of you like I’ve loved my life starting on that day. Thank you so much for all you do.

Christi Wise

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  1. When you guys visited us at Liberty Grove that nite and Jonathan gave his testimony you guys have no idea how much that touched me. I lost my best friend last Christmas to suicide and I have been struggling every day wondering why and feeling I should have dome more. 8 months later my husbands cousin shot herself. My two boys have been so exposed to it in the past year. Hearing stories like yours keeps me inspired to keep pushing forward for my kids.

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