Feathers Season 5 Episode 9 with Jennifer Rothschild: Faith in the Darkness


In this episode, I interview Jennifer Rothschild.

Jennifer Rothschild has written nine books and Bible studies, including the bestsellers, Lessons I Learned in the Dark and Self-Talk, Soul-Talk. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Life Today, and a Billy Graham television special and spoken for Women of Faith and Extraordinary Women. She is the founder of the Fresh Grounded Faith conferences and womensministry.net. She lost her sight at age 15 and regularly travels and speaks around the country, sharing her story and all God has done in her life. Jennifer lives with her family in Missouri.


Blind at age 15, Jennifer has every reason to turn away from her faith. However, she shares how her darkness has helped her believe in things she can’t see and understand just how much God loves her.

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The truths in God’s word really do hold me together.

Blindness makes me rely upon what I know and not what I see. Its a vivid faith lesson for us all. We can be guided by what we know and not what we see or what we don’t see or what we feel or don’t feel.

We can experience and walk by faith even when we’re not walking in the reality.

What we elevate highly in our life, like fear, is what’s going to govern our lives. When we elevate our faith above our fear, our fear has to bow to our faith.

The treasure is God really is who He says he is, he’s with you, and you’re never alone.

If I view God as a loving Father, and He is, then I don’t begin to question His love because He allows something hard in my life. Instead, I become more astounded by His love.

When he allows difficult things, even when he could take it away, that is a part of love that is beyond my capacity to understand.

Look at it as a sacrificial act of love towards me.

Sometimes the most loving thing God allows is for us to struggle because that’s what strips away the stuff that doesn’t really matter and helps us live a more purposeful life focused on what really does.

Any person that is inconsistent with us, that is not loving. God has been generous and kind to us to show us how to live our best lives.


I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3

If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. Psalm 119:92

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