One of the hardest things about life on this side of eternity is unexpected trauma. We can be blindsided by a terrible accident, a frightening diagnosis, or any number of unforeseen circumstances, experiences that can shake our faith.
All of us have pondered the question of why bad things happen to good people, including those of us who seek to serve a good God. Answers to that question and others are messy and difficult by definition. How can we make sense of the senseless?
Jonathan Pitts can speak to that struggle firsthand. He was married for fifteen years to his wife, Wynter, niece of our good friend, Dr. Tony Evans. Jonathan and Wynter visited Focus on the Family in May of 2018. In July, Wynter – quite suddenly – passed away.
Wynter was an author and an up-and-coming speaker who ministered to tween and teen girls. Her death rocked the Christian community … and the lives of Jonathan and their four beautiful daughters.
Through that loss and their heart-rending grief, Jonathan has discovered hope and healing. We want to offer you a glimpse of that today on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “God’s Light Amidst Grief’s Shadow.”
Jonathan Pitts is with us to reflect on his life with Wynter and the events that led up to her sudden passing. He’s sharing how he has learned to press into God and cling to his faith.
Jonathan Pitts is an author, speaker, ministry executive and pastor at Church of the City in Franklin, Tennessee. He’s beautifully captured his time with Wynter and his struggle through grief in his book My Wynter Season: Seeing God’s Faithfulness in the Shadow of Grief.
If you’re struggling with grief and need someone to talk to, we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).