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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

May 2, 2024

Episode Summary:

Join me for finding hope in God’s promises in the midst of depression. Did you know God places spiritual limits on the influences of depression and the enemy? We’ll discuss how these boundaries can empower you to find hope and worth through your faith, even when facing the darkest moments of despair. Drawing from my personal experiences and biblical stories, such as that of Job, I’ll share how our worth and destiny are defined by God, not our circumstances or the lies of the enemy.


Quotables from the Episode:

  • The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy, but I have come that they might have life and have it to the full.
  • The enemy tries to steal our joy and kill our peace and destroy our identity. But there are limits to what the enemy can do.
  • Depression doesn’t define our worth, God does. God already defined our worth when he sent his son to die on the cross for us.
  • Your past doesn’t predict your future. God does. Our destiny is secure if we are a Christ follower.
  • Depression doesn't separate us from God's love. Jeremiah 31:3 - I have loved you with an everlasting love.
  • We must recover ourselves by recognizing that we have cooperated with the enemy, repented to God, and renounced and rejected the enemy’s lies.


Scripture References:

  • John 10:10: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
  • John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • John 8:36: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
  • Romans 5:6: “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.”
  • Jeremiah 31:3: “The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’”
  • 2 Corinthians 10:5: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
  • Isaiah 43:18-19: ““Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
  • 3 John 1:2: “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”


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About Dr. Michelle Bengtson:

Dr. Michelle Bengtson is an international speaker, a national and international media resource on mental health, and the bestselling, award-winning author of Hope Prevails, the Hope Prevails Bible Study, Today Is Going to Be a Good Day, and Breaking Anxiety’s Grip. She is also the host of the award-winning podcast Your Hope-Filled Perspective.

A board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in private practice for more than twenty years, Dr. Bengtson blogs regularly and offers a wide variety of resources on her website,


Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson