The Barrick family from Hope Out Loud ministry is a beautiful example of how God can use our pain to ignite a purpose in our lives. In 2006, the Barrick family’s life was forever changed when they were involved in a horrific car accident that left them all with life-threatening injuries, but Jen, with severe brain trauma. Through months of grueling rehabilitation and painful setbacks, the Barrick family clung to their faith and found hope in God’s promises. Today, they are using their story of tragedy and triumph to inspire others to never give up hope and trust in God’s plan for their lives. Their journey is a powerful reminder of the verse below. Even in the darkest of times, the Barrick family relied on their faith in God to carry them through.

Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

So, What… for This Week?

If you’re looking to ignite a purpose in your family’s life, take a cue from the Barrick family and start by seeking God’s guidance. Spend time in prayer and study His word to gain a better understanding of His plan for your life. Look for opportunities to serve others and share your story of how God has worked in your life. Remember that no matter what challenges you may face, with God’s help, you can overcome them and use your pain to inspire others. Let the Barrick family’s story serve as a reminder that God is always with us, even in our darkest moments.