There are many tragic stories about the abuse of alcohol, but how does it start, and how can it change? Listen to Darryl’s lifelong story with alcohol and how he found transformation and hope in a higher power.
Experiencing the grief of losing someone close to you can really shake you up and make you question where God is through all of this. Listen as Steve shares what sustains him in the midst of grief and tough times.
What questions do you ask when you see, or experience, suffering? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel share their thoughts and experiences on suffering and where to find hope to get through difficult times.
Have you ever experienced tears of joy and sadness at the same time! Perhaps it’s those milestones as your children grow up and become more independent. Or the wake after a funeral, as you remember the good times amongst the deep feelings of loss. How do you make sense of times like that? And where do you find the hope to keep moving forward. This week David Altus has encouragement for those times that we feel lost in grief.
Waiting On God Are there times when you’ve felt down and despondent, where you were desperate for encouragement. This week on Messages Of Hope Robyn shares how she’s coped with life’s ups and downs, especially when dealing with a son with a drug addiction. Listen to the program http://www.messagesofhope.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/20171126MessageOnly.mp3 Read the script Download the booklet
“My father was trained in the war in interrogation and torture, he executed me lots of times. One of the flashbacks that would come was being tortured in his workshop under the stairs and the sexual abuse, that went on all the time.” Listen to part 2 of our interview where Chris shares one of the key things that freed her from the trauma of her past.
“I thought the anger in me would blow up a building. After I realized that what was done to me was so wrong. This anger just woaah! I used to break things, like get a whole lot of plates and smash them. It was eating me alive.” Listen to the story of one woman’s journey of healing from childhood trauma.
What do you do when you’re away from home and you receive a phone call that there is a bushfire in your area? Listen to Richard share how bushfires affected his family and the community he grew up in. How do you pick up the pieces after the devastation of a raging bushfire? Or any devastating tragedy?
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.
What can you do when it seems your relationship is over? Is there any hope of reconciliation? Listen as Paul Kerber, who has worked in reconciliation, shares his experience with reconciling relationships and finding hope in seemingly hopeless situations.