Would you agree that 2020 is going to be a year that stands out in our memory? Certain words such as “social distancing” and “virtual learning” have become part of our daily life. We have been blessed to have more time with those we love. Bicycle sales soared. More books and movie nights. We pulled out board games and puzzles. In between, we have become keenly aware of how much news we should ingest and which voices we should allow. How do we navigate fact versus opinion?
If we aren’t careful to guard what enters our hearts and minds, the weight of what is happening around us can start to leave us feeling at best confused and at worst fearful and anxious. Each day we are faced with a new set of guidelines, regulations and decisions. Just take a moment to think about what back to school looks like for you or many of your friends.
Your Joy FM is here because friends like you grasp how desperately our world needs to hear about the God who loves them, chooses them, sees them and sent His son to die for them. Record numbers of people are facing difficulties that leave them seeking worldly comfort and escape. Simple tasks such as scheduling a lunch date with friends look very different. Checking in with social media requires a new level of fortitude and wisdom. Gathering with friends comes in the form of a video chat. For many of us, church is still online or outdoors.
As you can imagine, we are hearing from so many who are struggling with isolation, depression, anxiety and fear. They go on to share with us that “at just the right time” God has used something they heard on Joy FM to gift them peace and remind them that they are not alone. Only truth that is grounded in God’s Word can heal hurting hearts and restore empty places.
Babbie Mason has penned an amazing song…
“All things work for our good, though sometimes we don’t see how they could.
Struggles that break our hearts in two, sometimes blind us to the truth.
Our Father knows what’s best for us. His ways are not our own.
So when your pathway grows dim, and you just don’t see Him,
remember you’re never alone.”
The theme for Joy FM’s Fall Fundraiser is “Truth I’m Standing On.” You will hear powerful stories from people who are choosing to praise God, even as they navigate a year filled with much uncertainty and noise. We believe that through the generosity of friends such as yourself, God will provide for our goal of $550,000. Your support will enable Joy FM to keep reminding you, your friends and neighbors that God truly is working all things out.
Your gift will help build our Challenge Fund which will encourage other listeners to call in with gifts to match yours, as we work together to inspire more friends to seek His Kingdom.
When you partner with Joy FM you make it possible for thousands of friends to hear life-giving messages that bring calm and focus to drown out the world’s distraction and chatter. Nobody is immune from the struggle. This year has had challenges economically, mentally and definitely physically as we work to stay well and protect those we love. Each of us has a powerful story. Maybe you too have felt these words …
“God is too wise to be mistaken. God is too good to be unkind.
So when you don’t understand, when don’t see His plan,
when you can’t trace His hand, trust His Heart.”
Joy FM’s passion is to gift you positive messages that overshadow lyrics that although catchy can also have a very negative or demeaning undertone. Songs like the one shared above remind us that we are not alone in our struggle. Our prayer is that you will be drawn to Christ, even as you walk through a year perhaps laced with more questions than answers.
“He sees the master plan, and he holds our future in His hand.
So don’t live as those who have no hope, all our hope is found in Him.”
In a world that seems to pull us further apart, drawing lines between us, Joy FM is more determined than ever to declare how loved, worthy, chosen and precious you are in His sight. Your support could never matter more as together we encourage and pour hope into weary friends.
We appreciate that there are some really great causes seeking your financial support. That’s why I can assure you that your gift is prayed over and we use the funds you so kindly give to carry out a really important mission that inspires people to live passionately for Jesus Christ.
Please prayerfully consider what amount you will give to help with our Fall Fundraiser. Your gift will be doubled as listeners come alongside you to inspire others.
You can also give safely and conveniently on-line here. Should you have any questions about giving feel free to call our Partner Services team at 877-321-3811.
We look forward to hearing from you. And we know that along with your generous financial partnership you will join us in praying as God moves in so many hearts and lives through what is heard on Joy FM.
And yes, I stand on truth!
PS: Your gift of will encourage friends to stand firm, as messages heard on Joy FM fill hearts with hope and encouragement. Please prayerfully consider what you will give for our upcoming Fall Fundraiser. You can give on-line here. You can share your own “Truth I’m Standing On” story with us here. Thank you!