We love Carrie Underwood’s faith and resilience. The past few years have not been easy for her carrying the trauma of several miscarriages, and enduring a facial laceration that required extensive reconstructive surgery. Underwood has since recovered and has shared the joy of holding her second healthy baby boy Jacob this year. Making sense of it all, places us each in commonality with Underwood, as we can ask ourselves, “What is the purpose behind the pain God allows us to endure at times?”
“I put a lot of stress on myself—I feel like a lot of moms do, a lot of women do,” Carries shares. The Jesus, Take the Wheel singer declares, “the best moments in my life are when I say, ‘Hey, I can’t control everything, and that’s okay. God is in control.’”
Holding on to her Christian faith Underwood opens up about her circumstances saying, “I’ve always wanted to be a good daughter to my parents but also to God and not complain, because we are beyond blessed. I get to do what I love, I have an incredible family. I have Mike, I have Isaiah, I have great parents. I have all of these amazing people around me, and I don’t want to complain, ever.” She explains, “But the miscarriages made me get real with God and say, ‘Okay, I’m kind of giving up a little bit. If this isn’t meant to happen, then I need to accept that and know that someday I’ll understand why.’”
4-month-old Jacob was the biggest blessing to Carrie and husband Mike Fisher. “We heard that everything was okay and I was pregnant with Jacob,” she shares. “He’s just this perfect little bundle of a smiley guy.” Carrie adds, “There is a thing about motherhood that makes you feel like, ‘Okay, if I can do that, I can do anything.” “And I feel like I’m a little older, a little wiser. This isn’t my first rodeo.”
Wishing Carrie and the family all the best blessings on her Cry Pretty 360 arena tour. We love this testimony of overcoming in the face of adversity. Psalm 23 tells of God walking with us in the darkest of obstacles. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Hold on to faith and hope for your family today; God is bringing purpose out of the pain.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you (GOD) are with me” (Psalm 23:4).