We’ve got a different type of podcast today, and it’s one I’m so grateful to be able to share with you. I’ve known Tracy Hamilton, Lead Pastor of Tri-County Worship Center, for years.
This past year was an especially tough one for him and his family as he lost his wife to cancer. I was out to lunch with him recently and he was sharing some things God has been teaching him as he has navigated this loss, and he was gracious enough to come on the podcast to share those things with you as well.
In this episode, Tracy shares about the word God had given him for 2020, how he’d like to see churches handle grief differently, and why the dreams that God put in your heart are just as real today as they were before the pandemic.
1) Are we grieving as the world grieves? One of the key parts of Tracy’s story was the peace of God he has experienced since his wife’s passing. As he says, “Don’t put people in a box.”
2) “Even in loss and tragedy, if you’re still here, God’s got another season for your life.” No matter where you’re at today or what size your church is or what you’ve experienced, God has more in store for your life.
3) You need to take a break. Your loss has likely been very different from Tracy’s, but you still need to take time away to process it. Give yourself the space to breathe, reconnect, and be refreshed.
Links to Resources Mentioned or Related
- Tri-County Worship Center
- Read Stalled: Hope and Help for Pastors Who Thought They’d Be There By Now
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