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'Hurting Hearts' Movie Answers 'God Are You Listening?'

After losing his son in a tragic car accident, Pastor Greg Laurie is offering answers to people's deepest pain through a new film about those who have survived through some of life's toughest experiences. Read Transcript


THE VOID IN OUR LIFE, THE

EMPTINESS, IT IS A LONELINESS

FOR GOD.

LORI: GREG PASTORS THE 15,000

HARVEST MEMBERSHIP IN L.A. HE

WAS KNOCKED OFF HIS FEET WHEN

SON CHRISTOPHER WAS KILLED IN A

CAR CRASH.

I COLLAPSED ON THE GROUND.

FOR DAYS I FELT LIKE I WAS

CARRYING A HUGE WEIGHT ON MY

CHEST.

LITERALLY, I FELT A PHYSICAL

PRESSURE.

YOU KNOW, IT WAS LIKE HOW WILL I

GET THROUGH THIS?

LORI: KATHY FELT LIKE HER

DREAMS DISAPPEARED.

I FELT LIKE GOD TOOK A BIG

ERASER TO A CHALK BOARD.

LORI: WHETHER IT IS A LOSS OF

A LOVED ONE, FINANCIAL RUIN OR A

HEALTH CRISIS, PEOPLE ARE LOSING

HOPE.

I WANTED TO LOOK AT SOMEBODY

ELSE THAT HAD BEEN THROUGH THIS.

IT IS THE REASON WHY WE MADE THE

FILM.

IT WILL HELP POINT PEOPLE TO

GOD AND THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE

EXPERIENCING MAYBE WORSE,

DEPENDING, AND THERE IS HOPE.

LORI: IN ADDITION TO THE

LORI'S THE MOVIE PROFILES NICK

WHO WAS BORN WITHOUT ARMS OR

LEGS.

I WOULD BE UP ALL NIGHT

PRAYING, GOD GIVE ME ARMS AND

LEGS.

HE WOULDN'T GIVE IT TO ME.

LORI: ALSO CHRISTIAN SINGER,

JEREMY CAMP WHOSE WIFE DIED OF

CANCER.

IN A SEA, NOT A PROGRESSION,

A DIGLEGS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING

IN HER HEALTH.

LORI: HOPE BEGAN WHEN THEY

STOPPED ASKING WHY.

INSTEAD WE SHOULD BE ASKING

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

HOW SHOULD I REACT?

WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS LEAN INTO

CHRIST AND BRING GLORY TO HIS

NAME AND ONE DAY ALL OF THOSE

WHYS WILL BE RESOLVED.

LORI: AT ONE POINT NICK WAS

SO HOPELESS, HE PLANNED TO

DROWNED HIMSELF.

IT WAS THE END OF MY PAIN.

END OF HELL TO ME.

LORI: RIGHT BEFORE HE KILLED

HIMSELF, HE DECIDED TO GIVE

JESUS ANOTHER CHANCE.

THE REVELATION CAME FROM JOHN

9, JESUS CAME ACROSS A MAN BORN

BLIND.

NO ONE KNEW WHY.

JESUS SAID IT WAS BECAUSE THE

WORKS OF GOD WOULD BE REVEALED

THROUGH HIM.

WOW, MAYBE I DON'T NEED TO KNOW

GOD'S PLANS.

WHAT IF HE DID HAVE A PLAN FOR

ME?

LORI: GOD DID HAVE A PLAN

THAT WAS FULFILLED.

IT INCLUDED A WIFE, A CHILD, AND

TRAVELING THE WORLD SPREADING

THE WORD TO MILLIONS.

YOU DON'T NEED ARMS AND LEGS

TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF GOD.

ALL YOU NEED IS TO BE COMPLETE

ON THE INSIDE.

EVERYTHING ELSE WILL CHANGE.

LORI: LIKE NICK, WHEN JEREMY

WAS ABOUT TO GIVE UP ON GOD, HE

DID AN ABOUT FACE, OUT CAME THE

SONG "I STILL BELIEVE," A NO. 1

HIT.

DOZENS WOULD FOLLOW DRAWING

MILLIONS TO THE LORD.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND, I STILL

BELIEVE IN YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND

TRUTH AND WORD.

THAT IS A HEALING TIME FOR ME.

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LORI: EVEN AFTER LOSING THEIR

SON, GREG AND KATHY FOUND GOD

FILLED THEIR HEARTS WITH JOY

AGAIN.

GOD IS IN CONTROL.

I WAS THANKFUL IN MY PAIN AND IN

THE CRISIS OF THAT MOMENT, I WAS

ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN GOD WAS NOT

SURPRISED AND HE WOULD WALK US

THROUGH THIS.

WE ARE HERE ON EARTH FOR TWO

REASONS, NO. 1 TO KNOW GOD AND

HERE TO GLORIFY GOD.

WHEN WE FULFILL OUR PURPOSE AS

CHRISTIANS, WE WILL FIND

HAPPINESS AS A BY-PRODUCT FROM

SEEKING HIM.

LORI: SO THE MESSAGE FOR

PEOPLE THAT FELT THE DEEPEST

DESPAIR, DON'T GIVE UP ON GOD

BECAUSE HE WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON

YOU, LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

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