Consider It Pure Joy

A tornado traps the gang in a pile of rubble. How are they going to get out, and why is Lucille acting so strangely?

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds”

Audio Icon   James 1:2



In this story, Liz and the gang were trapped in a collapsed building. What a horrible experience for them all. But Lucille began singing worship songs.

We know we can always pray to God, but not all of us sing songs to God when we are scared. And yet, singing the praise songs connected Paul and Silas to God’s power and love. The songs gave Paul and Silas courage to face whatever happened next. They also found peace in the knowledge that God was still in control of everything!

What about you? Do you have some songs of praise memorized that you can sing to yourself (and to God) the next time you find yourself in a scary place? Be prepared for any scary situation with a song of praise!

Want to dig deeper and learn more about ways to praise God during hard times? Check out 2 Timothy 2:8-9; Isaiah 25:4; Psalm 142:5-7


Here are the lyrics to the song that Lucille and Liz sang during the episode. As a family, sing this song together through the next week. Search online for videos or downloads of the song “Awesome God”.

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

Michael W. Smith - Awesome God Lyrics