CAIN Finds Perseverance Brings Change and Growth
Looking back with a different perspective
Life is a journey full of challenges, changes and growth opportunities. As you navigate this journey as a child of God, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone, and that your faith can help guide you through the ups and downs. Family Life Radio asked Taylor, Madison and Logan Cain to share something that they now look back on with a different perspective.
Madison shared integrating her husband into her work has been a great experience. “For so long, my life was changing so much, and then he was working. We weren’t getting to experience the same things. When Logan had his baby, my husband stepped in for Logan. It was cool to get to integrate out spouses into what we do.”
Likewise, our faith should not be compartmentalized from the rest of our lives. Our faith should inform us in how we approach our work, our relationships and every other aspect of our lives. Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” (ESV). When we approach our work with a mindset of serving the Lord, we can find purpose and fulfillment in what we do.
Logan shared about a particularly challenging time when the band had a 10show run in 11 days. Despite experiencing separate mental breakdowns, the band members were able to come together through prayer and teamwork to overcome the challenges.
“We were sort of recounting today at lunch when we basically came to our wits end. We had had a really rough stretch. We were playing Red Rocks [Ampitheater] for the first time. It was just this career moment. And we were all having separate mental break down the night before, fighting with each other.” Logan shared. “God really stepped in and calmed us. We grabbed hands, prayed and wrote our band’s bylaws. And we all signed it at the bottom. And I was thinking today that I find so much joy in remembering that.”
Logan continued, “I’ve used this term a lot because I just heard it on a podcast. The term is ‘common peril.’ The example is survivors of the Titanic. They may go their separate ways and never see each other again, but when they see each other, they survived a thing together. That summer was hard … but when I think about how we got through it, and I find so much joy and looking our band in the face and saying, ‘We did it.’ I love it.”
Looking back, they find joy in the challenges they overcame together. Similarly, when
we face difficult times in our own lives, we can find growth opportunities. We can “count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4 ESV). Rather than being discouraged by challenges, we can choose to see them as opportunities to grow in our faith and character.
James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him” (ESV). When we persevere through trials, we can experience blessings from God. CAIN’s perseverance through a difficult tour led to a sense of accomplishment and joy. And when we remain steadfast in our faith through difficult times, we can experience a deepening of our relationship with God and a sense of spiritual growth.
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