On the Road with Tricia Brock
Superchick's Tricia Brock ventures out on her own with her first solo record. She shares how her struggles redefined her worship.
BY: Jennifer E. Jones
Q. I was glad that you mentioned that. I thought about Beauty from Pain, which was a whole album that was mostly about rising above when the rug is ripped out from under you. Then, Rock What You Got still had the underdog theme. Then listening to this, I was thinking that someone needs to give Tricia a hug, because it sounds like there is so much going on and it’s been going on for years. But you're finding that worship is helping you through this.
A. I have to say that it’s been struggle after struggle in our lives. My husband’s mom is fighting cancer that just seems to keep coming back. My mom had a heart attack last year. I struggle for her and my dad and the stress on him. It’s just been like heaviness, one thing after another and it hasn’t really stopped. There are moments obviously of rest and I think God knows what we can handle. Sometimes, I think God thinks more of me than I do, because I don’t know if I can handle this much but He must think I can. I think that we all have to just cry out for help and admit that we need God and decide that we’re going to hold on to Him even when the world.
Q. How does praise help and heal through difficult times?
A. It's never wrong for me to reach for more of God. We forget when things are great, but when we’re at a broken place, we push towards Him. There’s an urgency for what can save you, what can rescue you and for Christians, we know that prayer and time with Him is going to be soothing to the soul. He knows that there’s times where I’ve been like, "I really don’t want to worship You". That’s awful and I hate to say that, but it’s the truth and He knows our hearts. We can still come to Him and say "I’m even kind of angry. I don’t get life. It doesn’t seem fair, but I’m afraid of life without You. So here I am." He’s so gracious that He accepts us that way.
We’re not meant for here. This is kind of a temporary little trip, a little vacation and then in Heaven, everything will be made whole.
Q. What do you want people to be able to take away from The Road when the listen to it?
A. I pray that people know whatever struggle they’ve been through or whatever place that’s broken inside of them, they can find some healing through it. It was able to get me through things that I had never been through. God sees us where we are. He brings us healing and meets us exactly when we need Him in the right way. He allows us to doubt Him and question Him, but really we have no right. He’s looking so much further ahead then we can see; He always does want the best for us.