How Can I Find Hope When My Life Is Collapsing Around Me?

Season 4, Episode 37- The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast

Hope. There’s barely another word in the english language that evokes as much emotion as this one. Either you have it, or you don’t. The question is, is there any way to find it when your life is falling apart?


I used to think that I would find hope AFTER I escaped the difficult life circumstances I found myself in. AFTER my child stopped flipping out. AFTER his disorder and behavior held everyone else prisoner. AFTER my daughter moved past her attachment issues and started bonding in a healthy way with our family. AFTER we moved past the season of making long drives down to a visitation center. I became so fixated on the “some day,” that I failed to see the possibility for hope in the here and now. But I’ve learned that you can find hope in the here and now. You can find it in the middle of the wreckage of life. That’s our topic on today’s episode…

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  • This was EXACTLY what I needed to hear right now!

    • Oh Kelli, I’m so glad to hear this. ~ M

  • Cara Wilcox

    You have no idea how much this lifted me up tonight. Actually, you probably do. THANK YOU for bring the message of God’s hope back into my heart today. God bless you.

    • Cara, I am so grateful to hear that this episode blessed you. What a great thing to take into the weekend. 🙂 🙂