March 6, 2018

By Faith Podcast, Episode #5: Shaun Groves on Depression

Each week this season on my "By Faith" podcast I’m talking to someone who is walking forward by faith, many through difficult circumstances. We’re asking the question, “How does God meet us in our deepest, darkest pain and how does He turn that pain into beauty?”

This is the theme of my new book, Searching for Spring, which releases TODAY! Yes, that’s right! Have you gotten your copy in the mail yet? If so, it would make me so happy to see your smiling faces holding up the book on social media. Tag me and let me see!
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You may wonder what I mean by "searching for spring." Searching for spring is really an analogy I use for our search for God’s redemptive work, where suffering and death in us become fruitful life. Using Ecclesiastes 3 and the changing seasons as a framework, I invite readers like you to join me in my own treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. I wrote this book for anyone who is in the midst of suffering, who finds their faith withering, or who is questioning whether God is at work—or even present—as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful.

My guest today knows exactly what searching for spring looks like. His name is Shaun Groves. Shaun is a musician and Bible teacher who travels and speaks all over the world for Compassion International, which you’ll hear more about in our conversation. Shaun has also battled with debilitating depression, which he spoke openly and honestly about with me, and will be so helpful to anyone listening, whether you deal with depression yourself or are a friend to someone who does.

In our chat, Shaun and I reveal that we actually went to prom together. Yup. Here's the picture to prove not only that we were once young but that we also went to prom together:

And I wanted you to see this picture as well. When Shaun talks about his work, he talks about a moment and a conversation with a little girl named Kiran that came back to him when he fell headlong into depression. This is Kiran:

Listen to the episode on iTunes or, if you're reading this on my blog, in the embedded player below. If you are enjoying the podcast, would you please share it with your friends or leave a review on iTunes? Thank you! It's been a joy to serve you in this way.

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