Soul Dreamer Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton on “I Am Second” and Life’s Purpose

“It was what God had taught me growing up that helped me overcome my fear and get back on the board. ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go’ (Joshua 1:9).” – Bethany Hamilton

The I Am Second movement recently featured the video testimony of Bethany Hamilton, the bold professional surfer whose story of overcoming a shark attack at age 13 is portrayed in the film Soul Surfer now in theaters. In the video below Bethany talks about how she made it through the dark time with God’s strength and continued to pursue His plan for her life.

In the video below Bethany and her family talk more about life, faith and how she was able to overcome:

Bethany on Purpose – “One of my favorite Bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11: ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’

Find out more about Bethany and the Soul Surfer movie, and see trailer below:


How would you face extreme and life-changing circumstances in your life? Here’s the journey of a young woman who shows us how to be courageous even when it seems the world is crashing down around us…


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