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Family of missing country singer in Oklahoma makes an unbelievable discovery Instagram/@helenelizabethstrickland
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The family of the missing country singer in Oklahoma still needs your prayers.

Craig Strickland, lead singer of the band Backroad Anthem, disappeared after his boat capsized on a hunting trip. His dog has been found alive, but Strickland’s hunting buddy was found dead.

Though they’ve been looking for Strickland all week, the search hasn’t turned up any leads. Strickland’s wife, Helen, is turning to God in a big way during this difficult time.

Thank you so much @kristinathomasphotography for sending these beautiful pictures of us. I am crying because they make my heart so full of love for this man. I love him with every fiber of my being. And I want to thank everyone for all the love, kind words and support they have sent to our family. Thank you for continuing to pray without stopping. Because of you we have been able to make it through this difficult time. Thank you for loving us and Chase's family. Thank you @CrossChurch and @shilohsaints For holding a prayer session for Craig for the past two nights. I couldn't make it through life without all of you. Thank you to all the people who have come up, called, and messaged me to shower me with love. Thank you to @backroadanthem for loving me as a sister and being there for our family every step of the way. Thank you to all the OK law enforcement agencies that have cared so much through this crisis. I'm sorry I can't thank everyone for everything you have done. But know that I love you and appreciate every single call, text, hug and prayer. To update everyone, the search for Craig has been called for the night and will resume in the morning. We love you and appreciate you more than words can say. Please continue to pray for both our and Chase's family.

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A photo posted by Helen Wisner Strickland (@helenelizabethstrickland) on Dec 29, 2015 at 4:35pm PST

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She posted the following Bible verse on Twitter: “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” – Psalm 56:8

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Amazingly enough, one of the Strickland family’s friends found one of Craig’s old Bibles in a closet at their house. The Bible contained several scriptures the missing singer had highlighted over the years.

While we hurt and experience the worst pain of our lives, we sometimes believe that God might not be there with us listening when we cry out to Him. But then, when we least expect it, He speaks and comforts us in such beautiful ways. Today we received a message with one of those beautiful blessings…Due to Craig's disappearance, a family friend found herself unable to sleep. She got up and started cleaning out a closet and found a Bible with Craig Strickland's name inside. She spent the next 45 minutes searching scripture that Craig has highlighted. She then shared with us a few of the versus that stood out to Craig. These bible verses, which spoke to Craig, reminds us of God's intentions for our lives. No matter the outcome of this circumstance, the truth of God's word can comfort and give strength to each of us. He loves you and I, and desires good for our lives. Therefore, every difficult situation CAN be used for good. I am so thankful God allowed the holy spirit to lead our friend to Craig's Bible. I pray that the truth of His words would wash over each of you as it did for Craig and his family. Thank you Craig Michael for sharing with us the wisdom that the Lord shared with you. And thank you Lord for giving us the opportunity to share Your truth through Craig's legacy.

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A photo posted by Helen Wisner Strickland (@helenelizabethstrickland) on Dec 30, 2015 at 8:12pm PST

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Helen writes on Instagram, “These bible verses, which spoke to Craig, reminds us of God’s intentions for our lives. No matter the outcome of this circumstance, the truth of God’s word can comfort and give strength to each of us. He loves you and I, and desires good for our lives. Therefore, every difficult situation CAN be used for good. I am so thankful God allowed the holy spirit to lead our friend to Craig’s Bible. I pray that the truth of His words would wash over each of you as it did for Craig and his family. Thank you Craig Michael for sharing with us the wisdom that the Lord shared with you. And thank you Lord for giving us the opportunity to share Your truth through Craig’s legacy.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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