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046 Trusting God is Faithful in Our Painful Situations

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Release Date: 02/27/2020

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Episode Summary:

If you have ever experienced an unforeseen trial and wondered how God could possibly use it for good, then this episode is the perfect show for you. I talk with my guest, Gina Kelly, about how God can use the absolute worst circumstances in our life for good and for His glory.

My guest today experienced a significant tragedy as a young child that threatened her life. Doctors expected her to either die, or to have significant brain injury and to never walk or talk again. You’ll want to hear her story and what she learned about God’s faithfulness.

Even in our most difficult circumstances, God can use them to comfort others who are going through difficult trials. During those times, God will show us how He can be trusted.

Children can be so cruel to other children who are different in some way, but when we can maintain our faith in God, they will come to see that and admire it. And God will bring circumstances in our lives to help us value our own differences. Furthermore, God will use our differences for His glory.

God truly does give beauty for ashes, and what the enemy intends for harm, God will use for good.

Sometimes God uses our adversity to help us learn that He can be trusted.

Ultimately God has to be our source of hope, and our source of peace, and our source of confidence.

The enemy is defeated by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. So our testimony has the power to impact the lives of others.

Quotables from the episode:

  • God is big enough and patient enough to handle our reactions to our trials.
  • Healing often starts when others love on us and speak truth into our lives.
  • God will use our differences for His glory.
  • God truly does give beauty for ashes, and what the enemy intends for harm, God will use for good.
  • Sometimes God uses our adversity to help us learn that He can be trusted.

Scripture References:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

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About Gina Kelly

Gina Latta Kelly is wife to her husband Brian, and mother to her two teenagers, Joy and Joseph. She works as a pediatric physical therapist in an outpatient clinic and also does some contract work in a cyber school system where she lives in south central Pennsylvania. She served as a missionary in Peru, South America prior to getting married. Gina says she still feels as if she left a piece of her heart in Peru with the families she worked with when she was there. Gina loves to be active and breaking boards in TaeKwonDo is one of her favorite ways to spend a Friday night. Gina and her family serve in their church by teaching the 4 and 5-year-old Sunday School class.

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