A stanza of an old gospel song states,
The Saviour can bear ev'ry sorrow, In Him there is comfort and rest; No matter how great the affliction, He only permits what is best.
Every sorrow? Even shock? numbness? guilt? anger? memories? loneliness? sleeplessness? exhaustion? Even losing your beloved spouse and child? Is there a way to go through any calamity and come out on top? Will deep wounds heal?
Wally Stephenson has been there. He lost both his wife and his daughter in a car accident. He has felt every sorrow. And his story proves that there is a way through tears to triumph.
Whether you are going through deep sorrow yourself or want to help someone else who is, Wally's story gives insight into and suggestions about surviving a tragedy. Wally shares his struggles in coping with the initial shock and numbness of disaster, overcoming guilt and anger, dealing with past memories and loneliness, and managing the physical symptoms of shock, sleeplessness and exhaustion. His experiences--and his triumph-- will renew your trust in the Lord's goodness and ever-present comfort and will help you, or a friend, move through tears to triumph.
- Title: Through Tears to Triumph
- Author: John Wallace Stephenson
- Publisher: NavPress
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pages: 133
About John Wallace Stephenson
John Wallace Stephenson served as a church planter and pastor in Ontario, Canada, for twenty-nine years. In 1991 he joined the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) and served in South Africa. Since 1996, he has been involved in ABWE's Compassionate Ministries.