What do you do when you’re at the top of the world one minute and scraping the bottom of the barrel the next?
Former major league pitcher Brian Holman has had to answer that very question … many times.
In 1999, his son David fell thirty feet from a ski-lift and suffered multiple severe injuries. When he got to the hospital, doctors ran an MRI and discovered David had a brain tumor. They successfully removed it, but David had a post-surgical stroke and needed extensive rehab to recover.
Brian endured more heartache when he and his wife’s adopted 5-year-old daughter, Kassidy, was diagnosed with leukemia. She later died at age 11.
In the midst of all of those crises, Brian had to undergo open-heart surgery.
Brian and his family have endured a lot, but God has taught him valuable lessons through it all. He says, “When life knocks you down, get back to basics.” For Christians, the basics include reading your Bible, meditating on God’s promises, standing firm in your convictions, and praying God’s Word back to Him.
The journey hasn’t been easy for Brian and his family, but there has been triumph in the midst of tragedy. Hear Brian’s story on “Going Back to Basics” on your local radio station, online, or on our free phone app.
Whatever trials you’re up against, you’ll be encouraged to believe that God is sufficient.