There’s something about music that powerfully connects our minds with our hearts. Few people know this as intimately as Joni Eareckson Tada, who became a quadriplegic after a diving accident 55 years ago. She has also battled stage 3 cancer, pulmonary hypertension, and chronic pain. In the moments when it becomes too painful to even string two words together to form a prayer, Joni says that hymns are often her most dependable source of comfort that leads to Jesus.
In this conversation with Charles Morris, Joni discusses how hymns have been a constant companion in her relationship with Jesus. Even in her darkest moments, these “songs of suffering” are what the Lord uses to comfort her, guide her, and give her hope.
Whatever is going on in your life today, we pray this musical and encouraging conversation with Joni Eareckson Tada will help you discover new ways to rejoice in Christ’s peace and goodness, even during your own painful seasons in life.
More From Joni Eareckson Tada
- Listen to this week’s Haven Today series featuring Joni Eareckson Tada, along with biblical messages about the hymns she turns to most.
- Get your own copy of Joni’s new book Songs of Suffering: 25 Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls.
- Read Haven’s recent article on How to Engage Disability with the Gospel.
- Watch this video Joni recorded with Charles several years ago about experiencing a miracle in Hawaii.
- Learn more about Joni’s half-century long journey in a wheelchair with this Haven Today series that aired on the 50th anniversary of her diving accident.
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