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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Oct 22, 2020

Episode Summary: Today we’re going to be talking about the fact that even in spite of hardships and difficulties that God has allowed, He also shows us how to find hope. My guest today has been through trial after trial, but Julie Holmquist shares with us how she maintained her hope despite her hardships.

Quotables from the episode:

  • Scripture says “Hope is an anchor for the soul.” Anchors steady us, and hope pulls us forward, out of the storm.
  • Faith is the driving force in our lives. Without faith, we have no hope.
  • We maintain our hope despite our hardships by remembering God’s faithfulness in the past.
  • God is NOT afraid of our feelings. He can handle our honest emotions.
  • Waiting on God is NOT passive. It is actively intertwining our hearts with His.
  • Waiting on God is actively watching with expectation for Him to move and act. It is an eager anticipation.
  • When someone is hurting and struggling to maintain hope despite their hardships, don’t try to fix it for them. Trying to fix it short-circuits God’s plan for them.

Scripture References:

  • 1 Corinthians 4:8-12 “You think you already have everything you need. You think you are already rich. You have begun to reign in God’s kingdom without us! I wish you really were reigning already, for then we would be reigning with you. Instead, I sometimes think God has put us apostles on display, like prisoners of war at the end of a victor’s parade, condemned to die. We have become a spectacle to the entire world—to people and angels alike. Our dedication to Christ makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed. Even now we go hungry and thirsty, and we don’t have enough clothes to keep warm. We are often beaten and have no home. We work wearily with our own hands to earn a living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us.”
  • Job 13:15 “God might kill me, but I have no other hope. I am going to argue my case with him.”
  • Job 2:10 “But Job replied, ‘You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?’ So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.”

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Connect with Julie Holmquist:

Website Stuff of Heaven / Facebook Stuff of Heaven / Instagram Stuff of Heaven / Facebook Group Kairos Moments / Instagram Kairos Moments

For more hope, stay connected with Dr. Bengtson at:

Order Book Breaking Anxiety’s Grip / Order Book Hope Prevails  /  Website  /  Blog  /  Facebook / Twitter (@DrMBengtson)  /  LinkedIn  /  Instagram Pinterest / YouTube / Podcast


Julie Holmquist is an author and Bible teacher. She hosts the podcast Kairos Moments — helping people recognize and respond to the moments God has carved out for them for radical growth and amazing transformation. She and her husband live in North Carolina with the two youngest of their four sons.

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson