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Jeremy is a Grammy & two-time American Music Award nominee as well as a Compassion International artist. He’s an author, husband, and father of three.

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  1. I need to hear more of your story. Boy, do I ever need to hear it. I know that there is purpose in my given diagnosis; it’s just that at times, it’s so incredibly difficult to see the rainbows through the rain.

    “What He has in store for us is such a beautiful thing.” That resonates with me. I cannot wait to hear more.

  2. Thanks for sharing your story with us Jeremy. What a beautiful story of love and faith.

    “So, I hope you can see that no matter who you are, God will give you the grace and the strength to go through whatever trials you may be going through. And He loves you.”

    This is so true! And yes we have a very loving and faithful God!

    All good things,
    Charina

  3. I too needed this reminder today. I have been struggling with God’s plan and not feeling His presence. I recently lost my job due to outsourcing and now my husband has been given 2 weeks at his. We moved here (MN) 7 months ago on what we felt was God’s leading….and now we both end up unemployed? I just don’t get it. I can’t see the big picture and I feel desperate and hopeless. I am trying to hold onto Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.

    Thank you for the reminder that we need to be praising God in all things!

  4. Thank you for sharing your story. My husband went home over 8 years ago.I pray daily for our Dear Lord ‘s guidance and strength!! Blessings, Barb

  5. I could not stop reading the “free” first chapter. I’m buying the book. Your story is powerful and I think it can translate to any age group. Thank you for sharing your painful, yet beautiful story of faith.

  6. Thank you for this powerful testimony…the Word says “we defeat the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony”….you have encouraged and touched my heart! Thank you!!

  7. I so needed to hear this. So true and beautiful. I have several of your songs and done some at church but I never knew this. I wish I could afford to buy this book.for my husband I think it would be perfect for him at he is going through and him being a musician I think he could relate. I would like it too. Wow Jeremy, thank you for sharing!

  8. Thank you Jeremy,
    For your worship and praise, and for your obedience to proclaim,
    “no matter what we go through, He is worthy to be praised.”

    Those words bring our healing…they rain down His sufficient grace

  9. You shared your story years ago at a Cornerstone concert my husband and I took our youth group to…merely a few years after it happened. Praise God for you, Jeremy. You display His glory beautifully.

  10. I do agree and am so thankful for your testimony! We lost our newborn son around the time when the song “I still believe” came out and it was powerful to sing along with and still believe… God’s Spirit and his grace are great enough to get us through the most devastating of circumstances. He provides in every way. I can’t imagine going through any loss without Him.
    I love that you are sharing this story here on (In)courage with women. It is your wife’s story too and honors her deeply. How encouraging that she lived her life in worship to God all the way to the end!
    Blessings!
    Kristin

  11. Ive seen Jeremy in concert 5 times and he always gives the testimony about his deceased wife. I love Jeremy’s music but I’m just wondering if this constant testimony bothers his present wife .

    • John, Im glad you asked that question too because I wonder the same thing? I love Jeremy and understand this is why hes in the position hes in now but I do kind of feel bad for his wife:( I just hope she feels special too. I admire her for not getting jealous and hurt. I dont think I coukd do it.

    • John, Im glad you asked that question too because I wonder the same thing? I love Jeremy and understand this is why hes in the position hes in now but I do kind of feel bad for his wife:( I just hope she feels special too. I admire her for not getting jealous and hurt. I dont think I coukd do it.

      • Adie is a really special lady and although as a family, they have moved into a new season of life, she has always said that she wanted to be a part of the story God is telling and the ways He is using Jeremy to tell it. Both Adie and Jeremy are pretty extraordinary.

  12. I read your book and it has helped me in so many ways. I really like how you refer to changes in life as seasons. My heart is finally healing. Thank You!!!

  13. I just wanted to take a moment and Thank You. I believe you are the reason I found my way back to GOD. I’m so grateful for you and are such a greatexample of how amazing god really is. I was in a bad place no job, no place of my own, and just got out of nasty relationship my mom gave me your Cd We Cry Out and I haven’t removed it from car’s Cd player. The Cd made me re-evaluate my life and brought me to tears because I knew the changes I had to make. Now I am going to church volunteering and involved in a life group at my church. I’m understanding andhave it
    is the small things that matter most. I picked up book when it first came out and it was so moving and brought me to tears numerous times. I’m so grateful you were moved to share this part of your life with all of us. All of us go through this everyday. Your first wife was such an amazing strong women when she was dealing with her cancer and I look up to her and I hope I can have a strong faith in god like she did. You and your wife now seem to have such an amazing faith in God and I love it. It is people like you that makes me believe with God on our side we can do anything. I just hope one day in my life or to see you in concert but it doesn’t seem like you don’t like to travel to Ca. I also shared my book and gave to someone in need to help spread the word. Thanks Jeremy for sharing and giving me hope when I was I’m my lowest place. God is amazing and as long as we still believe we will be okay.

  14. Your story here reminded me of the times when I sat beside my fiance’s bedside and we prayed and worshiped and he rested while I read scriptures. God is ever so faithful. My fiance went to be with the Lord 6 1/2 years ago… and I am so grateful for the 6 1/2 years we shared together, for the good time, the hard times, and especially (not that I could see it then) for the times we shared as he battled kidney cancer. They are all precious memories. One of the last things he told me was “thank you for loving me and showing me Jesus” I will see him again! PTL!
    It’s never something we’d wish on anyone but the lessons and the growth and the reliance on the Lord to see us through and his mercy and compassion we feel ever so near are treasures in the storms of life.
    So many need to hear that we truly serve a faithful God who doesn’t give us more than we can handle, but handles what he gives us as we walk with Him.

  15. “I remember that day when she took her last breath. God spoke to my heart and said I want you to stand up and worship me. And I did. I stood up even though it was the hardest thing I ever did. I lifted my hands – at that point, I remember understanding obedience. Even in the midst of hardships. And understanding that no matter what we go through, He is worthy to be praised.” WOW. I cannot fathom that moment. That you were able to worship IN THAT MOMENT. That is beautiful faith. Thank you for sharing your story.

  16. May God continue to bless and use you Jeremy, you are such an encouragement. I remember you at Calvary Chapel Huntington Beach..may God wrap His arms around you and keep you in his care.

  17. I’m from Brazil and found the free chapter book on the internet and simply loved it. When I went to USA in September I got the hole book!! It’s amazing how God uses that to talk with me.. I shared with all my friends and we are sorry it doesn’t have a portuguese version!! Bye, God bless u and your family with all kind of blessings!!

  18. I still believe too…….thanks Jeremy Camp. I give all my Praise,Honor,and Glory to Jesus Christ our blessed Hope even when the hurts of this world make it hard to just breathe.

  19. This is why Jeremy Camp was #1 on my “people I want to meet in person” list. So glad to have that wish granted in August! This story God has given you has power, keep telling it!

  20. Hello jeremy…. I had the pleasure of meeting you and your family back in 2006 at one of your fathers sermons.. I just want to say thank you for being an inspiration to millions and for praying for my sons father jake Lewandowski even through his bad choices.. I wish you and your family all the best and may god bless you wherever life takes you….I look forward to seeing you,your wife, and your children again in the future …..

  21. Thanks so much for sharing your story Jeremy. I think that it is often in our darkest moments, that we really come to know Christ, and to learn to rely on only Him. I know how hard that lesson can be. I am still learning it – regularly!!

  22. I am anxious to read your book and hear what God has been teaching you. I remember going through the 6 weeks that followed my moms cancer diagnosis until she went to heaven — and seeing God’s hand over and over in putting the pieces together before we even knew that we needed those puzzle pieces. God was faithful in that time and it helps me to remember that today.

  23. I have read your book Jeremy, and my heart has been touched in more ways than you will ever know. Through the tears and laughter, I have gained a greater understanding of God’s love. when you are His, you are His there’s no changing that. Problems, heartaches can overwhelm us and can cause us to feel that God is far from us, but God our creator is eternally with us. He keeps His promise and will see us through no matter how difficult life is. You are indeed blessed and so is everyone who obeys Him.

  24. Jeremy is so inspiring!:) ThanKS for sharing jeremy!
    Melissa’s testimony is also such an encouragement!

    My brother lost his wife at 23 from Cancer a few years ago , the fact that God blessed Jeremy with his ministry, with a new amazing wife in Addie , and 3 beautiful kids gives me hope for my brother.
    And guys , Addie is certainly special to Jeremy , he’s saying that at the time it was the love of his love , and Addie knows what Jeremy went through and knows Melissa will always hold a special place in his heart forever, it’s a complexe place to be for Addie I’m sure but she’s a gracious one just what Jeremy needed.
    I haven’t read the book yet though , will soon hopefully!:)
    In Christ,
    Becca

  25. “I remember that day when she took her last breath. God spoke to my heart and said I want you to stand up and worship me. And I did. I stood up even though it was the hardest thing I ever did. I lifted my hands – at that point, I remember understanding obedience. Even in the midst of hardships. And understanding that no matter what we go through, He is worthy to be praised.”

    In the midst of our troubles we sometimes forget that they are always for our good and His glory. Thank you for staying obedient and doing the hard thing, and especially for sharing your story. Thank you.