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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Jan 14, 2021

Episode Summary:
In this episode, Christina Custodio and I talk about experiencing joy despite our circumstances. Today’s guest knows what it’s like to face trials and triumph, and experience joy despite her circumstances. Her son almost died from a brain aneurysm. I hope you’ll be encouraged as you listen to today’s episode.

Quotables from the episode:

  • I believe that all things can work together for good, especially when we trust God to work in our lives without getting in the way and trying to take control. Though things may not look the way we had hoped, we can change the way we look at them and find peace.
  • When we are in times of crisis, when we will look at the needs of others over our own, we can experience His joy and peace.
  • Even when things don’t turn out the way we want, they can still be good!
  • Peace comes from trusting God. We cannot experience peace apart from Him.
  • We have to remember that God covers us even in our weaknesses.
  • If we will look for God in every circumstance, we will not only find Him, but we will experience the joy that only comes from Him.
  • Read scriptures that specifically talk about who God is and why we can trust Him. Start acting as if you trust Him until you really do.

Scripture References:

  • James 1:2-4 “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
  • Isaiah 40:31 “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”

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


Christina Custodio is a wife, mother, teacher, writer, photographer, and whatever the Lord asks her to be from day to day.  She is an inspirational speaker and writer who shares her own story as well as inspires her audience to share their stories, connecting and becoming a part of the community of Christ.

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson