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It’s a Journey



Continuing in our current collection of talks, The Comeback, Louie Giglio interviews Dana, Elise, Jarryd, and Courtney about their own comeback stories. Each of them shares about the trial or brokenness in their life and the beautiful story that God has written for them out of that pain.

Key Takeaway

After hearing all of these comeback stories we see a common thread of choosing God and choosing to live for Him. To have a comeback story like these we understand that you have to decide that Jesus is enough in any circumstance.

Dana’s comeback story: After years of addiction to drugs and alcohol Dana was serving locally at a food pantry, Dana’s perspective on his life shifted by witnessing true hope in the people at the shelter through the power of Jesus Christ.

Elise's comeback story: Elise found Jesus shortly after she was diagnosed with pancreatic stage four cancer. God ran after her as she grew up Jewish. It wasn’t until she began to come to church and get connected that she accepted Jesus as Lord over her life. And Jesus healed Elise completely! She is celebrating 3 years in remission.

Jared's comeback story: While preparing for his career as an athlete to begin Jared had a minor surgery that ended up having complications and eventually needing to get his leg amputated. Jared resorted to drugs and alcohol to cope with the loss of being a track star. God pulled Jared from the depths and encouraged him to continue to live his dreams. Jared went on to run for the US.

Courtney's comeback story: On the day before Thanksgiving in 2012 Courtney lost her husband in a biking accident. She became a widow with three children. Over the last few years, Courtney has seen the mercy of God as he breathes joy back into her family's lives.


“In what should have been the last year of my life, there were mornings I would wake up with joy bursting out of the seams and that is only God.”

Elise Tedeschi

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Scripture References

  • Psalm 118:17
Louie Giglio

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Louie Giglio Louie Giglio is the Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement, comprised of Passion Conferences, Passion City Church, Passion Publishing and sixstepsrecords, and the founder of Passion Institute.