Where’s God in all this?
Have you ever asked this question when disaster strikes? Trying to make sense of why bad things happen, including floods, fires and earth quakes, can be difficult. But there is hope.
“My parents survived a devastating bushfire but much of the farm was destroyed. There is hope even amoungst the ashes.”
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For many people, especially farmers, watching the weather can be a regular past time. Sometimes it can be a matter of life and death. Rain is an essential part of life but sometimes too much rain can be destructive. Listen to Richard this week as he tries to make sense of the times when natural disasters, like droughts and floods, destroy property, livelihoods, and even life itself.Find Out More
3 years ago, Natalie and Gary were caught up in a severe bushfire. In less than an hour a fire that was 50 k’s away was suddenly overwhelming their property. Initially you’re in survival mode but what happens in the days and years after the fire has passed through? Listen this week as Andy chats with Natalie and Gary as they share what has helped them recover.Find Out More
Many farmers around Australia are experiencing a tough time because of drought. Even with all the best risk management and forward planning, we still can’t control the weather. You may not be a farmer but we all have things we can’t control. Losing a job, poor health, a death in the family. Listen as Richard chats with Tim, a farmer from the Mallee of South Australia. In times of drought where does he find hope?Find Out More
Have you ever felt like you’re on the edge? Life slipping through your fingers? Listen as Mark Doecke talks about being out of control and what it takes to deal with catastrophic failure. How can you cope when things fall apart, and how do you get back up when life knocks you down?Find Out More
In Australia, Ash Wednesday reminds us of devastating bushfires and the loss of life and property. But the original Ash Wednesday goes back centuries and began for a very different reason. Many people around the world have been celebrating Ash Wednesday. Listen as Richard Mau talks about the Ash Wednesday that offers us hope, not destruction.Find Out More
Why Do Bad Things Happen If you’ve ever wondered where God is when you’re suffering, or you know someone who is feeling deserted by God, Why Do Bad Things Happen? can provide valuable insight. It will show you how God wants to comfort you in all situations. Please enter your name and email address below […]Find Out More
Unexpected Life can be going along pretty nicely and then in the blink of an eye it can all suddenly change. Have you ever experienced a sudden event which threw you for six and left you wondering why? Why did this happen to me? Or if there is a God who is good and loving, […]Find Out More
We don’t have to look too hard to discover disasters happening all around the world. But what about closer to home? Maybe you’ve been in a car accident, had an injury at work, or experienced the sudden death of someone you love. It‘s very difficult to get through disasters like these, sometimes it seems impossible. This week on Messages Of Hope, John Henderson will share his insights about a tragedy that was close to him, and how there can still be hope.Find Out More
Bushfires can be devastating. Even when you’re well prepared they have a way of surprising you! So what’s it like to survive a catastrophic bushfire? This week on Messages Of Hope we’ll be talking with firefighters who had to face a fire head on and home owners who had to leave their homes. How do they make sense of a natural disaster like a bushfire?Find Out More
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Where’s God In All Of This?
Suffering happens all around us. Sometimes it comes in the form of a natural disaster; other times it's a form of terror brought on by humans. Sometimes suffering is fuelled by economic or medical conditions; at other times it appears randomly. Suffering can happen on a global scale, within a specific community, or be limited to an individual. Suffering comes in so many forms, but they all drive us back to that age-old question, "Where's God in All of This?"
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