James Goll knows what it's like to go through dark days, days that can seem bereft of hope if you don't know Jesus. He lost his wife to cancer in 2008, and he's suffered through three bouts of cancer himself.
The founder of God Encounters Ministries, Goll's kingdom calling usually surrounds prayer and the prophetic, and most of his writing centers on the dimensions of God. But in his book, Tell Your Heart to Sing Again, Goll conveys a message of hope for those who feel like they have none, a message to help people rediscover their life song.
It is especially pertinent for those discouraged and disappointed in the chaotic times our country has experienced in 2020 with racial unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.
"In this book, I'm very transparent, very real," Goll told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "It comes from the last 14 years of my journey of going through cancer, losing my wife and going into $300,000 of medical debt, and becoming a single father. At the age of 58, I felt like I had to restart my life.
"In a sense, I lost my song in the deep darkness with everything I've gone through. One of the things that the Holy Spirit spoke to me to do was to go into the studio and to sing. He said it to me three or four times. And that's what I did.
"So, what the Lord told me to do is that He wanted me to sing the songs that the world knows, because the world needs hope right now. So, it became a bridge for me from the religion mountain to the arts and entertainment. So, I let the world know, in my small manner, that although you walk through the valley, like in Psalm 23 ... the issue is to keep moving."
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