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Stories of Hope

God does great things in our lives

... even in the midst of really hard things.

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Barbara in Illiopolis

I was bullied in school to the point that at 16, I was tired of life. I was so low that I thought of several ways to commit suicide. One of those ways was going off a bridge into the river. It was a particularly low spot. Then I was taking my brother to an…



I came out of a 23+ year marriage that was very, very abusive. I didn’t know what to do or how to get out. One of the first songs that gave me strength was “Fear is a Liar.” When you’re that vulnerable, you want to go back. Every song you play feeds me and gets…



I just heard “Love Lifting Me” for the first time. Thank you! My mother-in-law suddenly passed away last night, and I really needed that song. I know my mother-in-law is with Jesus, and I am thrilled for that even though we are gonna miss her. I hear stories about “the right song at the perfect…



I lost my son last November. Although this is a time of trial, God is still working and still there. The song “Counting Every Blessing” reminds me of all the things that God has done in my life. Focusing on the good stuff helps me in my grieving time. I am so overwhelmed with the…



There was a time in my life that got dark. I had lost my dad. Everything that seemed like home was just gone. I decided that I was going to do the unthinkable. I went out to get in my car, and the song on the radio was “The Voice of Truth” saying “do not…



I lost my mom unexpectedly in March of 2017. I struggled to move past my anger with God for taking her. Around that time, Colton Dixon’s song “The Other Side” started playing on WCIC and it helped me finally start moving on. But the biggest effect the song had on me was on the 1st…