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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

May 30, 2024

Episode Summary:

We discuss the principle that we all endure experiences in our lives that produce wounds, but when God heals those wounds, sacred scars result. Join me with Jessica Van Roekel as we share how to transform the wounds of rejection into sacred scars. We dissect the deep emotional and spiritual impacts of rejection, reveal how these healed wounds can be converted into powerful testimonies, and demonstrate how sharing these stories empowers and uplifts others. Learn to overcome fears, recognize the importance of scripture in healing, and discover God's transformative role in turning past pains into triumphs. This episode is a beacon of hope for anyone grappling with past hurts and seeking God’s help on their path to recovery.


Quotables from the Episode:

  • They triumphed over him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony
  • Personal histories don't need to define the present or determine the future
  • A scar is a healed wound
  • We have to feel it to heal it
  • God set me free, and then I prayed a dangerous prayer, 'Lord, teach me how to walk in this freedom.'
  • Rejection doesn't have to stop their life. It doesn't have to train wreck their life.
  • But how about this? How about if we go through it so that we have a story of God's faithfulness on the other side of it.


Scripture References:

  • Revelation 12:11 – “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;”
  • Psalm 147:3 - He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


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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


Jessica Van Roekel is a worship leader, speaker, and writer who believes that through Jesus, personal histories don’t need to define the present or determine the future. She inspires, encourages, and equips others to look at life through the lenses of hope, trust, and God’s transforming grace. Jessica lives in rural Iowa surrounded by wide open spaces which remind her of God’s expansive love. She loves fun earrings, good coffee, and connecting with others.


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