By His Grace

Misty Phillip sits down with Nicole Jacobsmeyer to share hope and encouragement for moms struggling through grief and heartbreaking disappointments on this episode of the By His Grace podcast. We invite women to discover joy in the everyday moments of life. We also cover the importance of focusing on the present rather than dwelling on the past or wishing for a future, including practical steps to stay in the present. 

Key Takeaways

  • Topics covered in this episode:
  • Putting on a happy face while walking through hard times. 
  • Being honest about grief and sadness. 
  • We also discuss how social media can become a joy stealer when FOMO and comparison or stealing a woman’s joy and the steps she can take to recover her joy. 
  • We also discussed how service is an essential bridge from pain to purpose in the way that God can use that to help bring healing to your life.
  • God‘s plan vs. our agenda and how shifting our attitude to gratitude can impact your mindset. 
  • Confidence and contentment in Christ.

Take Back Your Joy: Fighting for Purpose When Life Is More Than You Can Handle

Have you ever been devastated by a traumatic experience and wondered, Where is God in all of this? Whatever joy you may have had seems long gone and shows no hope of returning.

You’re not alone. 

In Take Back Your Joy, Nicole Jacobsmeyer tells how she felt defeated and ill-prepared for a decade of relentless trials, from assault and depression to miscarriage and cancer.

Nicole began to doubt with a heart full of questions about the God she was raised to love. Had God given her more than she could handle? But there is always more to the story with Christ.

Take Back Your Joy gives readers renewed hope and reassurance that we’re not alone in our sufferings, doubts, and questions. We can discover a clear sense of purpose even in hard times.

Read the first chapter for free!

About Nicole Jacobsmeyer

Nicole Jacobsmeyer is passionate about helping women walk in victory, joy, and faith in the face of trials, sorrow, and suffering. Nicole and her husband have four children under seven and reside in North Carolina. Nicole spends her spare time sharing her faith and encouraging women on her blog and lifestyle website,, and her Instagram page, @nicole.jacobsmeyer.


Esther Press, an imprint of David C Cook, publishes biblical resources by and for courageous women. With a focus on transformation, Esther Press encourages and equips women to walk courageously in the light of God’s truth for such a time as this. 

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