Jun 23, 2021 | Podcast, The Living Room

062: Best of TLR with Susie Larson

“You were made for life and life more abundantly!”

Today’s Best of The Living Room Summer Series features Susie Larson and her book, Fully Alive: Learning to Flourish Mind, Body and Spirit.

Susie’s personal story of  walking through years of chronic health issues and dealing with the residue of past pain resonated with me and many others. She shares important lessons God taught her about the connection between the body and the soul reminding us not to settle for less than Jesus came to give, an abundant life!

BONUS – Don’t miss your opportunity to win Susie’s book bundled with books from all of the authors featured in The Best of the Living Room Summer Series plus a $75 Amazon Gift card! Find out how below.

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Important Takeaways from Show

1. Even Christians face hardships

  • Jesus told us to expect trials in this life, but we get to choose how we will respond.
  • For the believer, life on earth is as bad as it will ever get.
  • What we tell our soul about who God is and our troubles will determine how we fare, not only through that trial, but on the other side of it.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

2. You can rest in God’s love

  • Nothing heals our soul like God’s love.
  • Every time you are tempted to look down on yourself, practice saying “You love me, Lord!”
  • Pick a memory of when you felt most alive. Buried in that memory is a sign of what God wants to restore. Place it before God and together, hand in hand, you can experience true life again.

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

3. Recognize Satan’s lies and replace them with God’s truth

  • You can’t outrun a lie. You’ve got to turn around and face it and put it under your feet.
  • Don’t run away when old traumas and hurts arise, but rather run to God.
  • If the Lord brings things to the surface it means the Lord intends to heal it.

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5

4. Put your hope in God

  • When God doesn’t show up the way we thought, we can feel stuck and discouraged. The answer is to live with expectancy rather than expectation.
  • Expectation is premeditated disappointment because we have a specific outcome in mind.
  • Waiting is hard, but heroes are made in the waiting.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13


Are you carrying hurt that continues to weigh you down? Are you feeling emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted? Run to God today and begin your journey of wholeness by simply saying “Lord, heal my soul, make me whole!”

You were made for life and life more abundantly. It is time for you to fully live!

"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." JOHN 16:33 - The Living Room Podcast with Joanna Weaver

Links from Show

Fully Alive: Learning to Flourish Mind, Body and Spirit
Fully Alive DVD Study Guide
Susie’s Facebook Live on “Expectation versus Expectancy”
Your Powerful Prayers: Reaching the Heart of God with a Bold and Humble Faith
The Uncommon Woman: Making an Ordinary Life Extraordinary

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Connect with Susie Larson

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Giant Summer Giveaway

TLR Summer Giveaway 2021

You could win copies of all the books featured this summer – PLUS a $75 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!

Here’s how you do it…

  1. Listen to every episode – TLR 061 to TLR 066 
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  4. Each time you use the hashtag, you’ll get another entry
  5. On September 1st, we’ll search the hashtags and randomly draw a winner!

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