“Honey, does life get any better than this?”
That’s what Carol Kent asked her husband one October night as they strolled hand-in-hand along the St. Clair River, watching the beauty of the changing seasons. She believed they were entering a time of change themselves.
She was right about that … but not in the way she had hoped. Little did she know that they were about to face the darkest chapter their family had ever encountered.
A couple of weeks later, the phone rang at 12:30 in the morning. When Carol’s husband hung up, he turned to her and said that their son had been arrested for the murder of his wife’s first husband.
What followed were months of uncertainty, a trial, a verdict, and mounting questions Carol feared might never be answered.
Some of you are struggling with what to do when the unthinkable happens. I hope you’ll tune in for Carol’s riveting story on our Focus on the Family Broadcast. She shares how she stayed strong in her darkest hour, and how God has turned a tragedy into a ministry.
She experienced the power of God and His people in her darkest hour through:
- The power of Scripture
- The power of relinquishment
- The power of heartache
- The power of community
- The power of faith
- The power of speaking up
I believe Carol Kent’s testimony will help you better understand how to trust God even in the most challenging of seasons. Hear her story, recorded at an “Extraordinary Women” event a few years ago in Lynchburg, Virginia, on “Trusting God When the Unthinkable Happens” on your local radio station, online, on iTunes, via Podcast, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Check in our online store for Carol’s book, Waiting Together: Hope and Healing for Families of Prisoners