When Everything Is Messed Up, God Is Not

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In this episode, Michelle explores the theme of finding hope and strength in the midst of life's messiness. From questioning our purpose to navigating communication issues in family life, Michelle delves into the challenges we face and how they can shape our faith. Drawing from personal experiences and spiritual insights, she encourages listeners to embrace the journey, trust in God's faithfulness, and seek support and understanding from those around them. Join Michelle to discover how even in the messiest of situations, God's presence can bring light and hope.

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Show Notes

Life can often feel overwhelming and chaotic, leaving us questioning our purpose and searching for something more. In this episode, we walk through the challenges of navigating through the messy moments of life and finding strength and hope in the midst of chaos.

Michelle addresses the overwhelming feeling of balancing responsibilities for children, parents, and personal needs and the resulting guilt and inadequacy. She acknowledges the significant life changes that come with shifting family dynamics and the need for adaptability. In sharing her journey, she highlights the importance of staying true to oneself and embracing the challenges as opportunities for transformation.

Michelle firmly believes that even when we question where God is in the chaos, he remains steadfast. She invites us to reflect on our own experiences and question if we, too, have felt his presence during times of uncertainty. She reassures us that it is possible to balance faith with the reality of life, taking practical steps to address challenges while still acknowledging God's ability to handle situations.

Throughout the episode, Michelle shares her struggles with feeling a sense of loneliness and isolation despite being surrounded by others. However, she finds solace in knowing that God's unconditional love and support help her let the Holy Spirit work through her, even in moments of anger or pain. Michelle encourages us to embrace the messiness of life, as it is through these struggles that we find growth, resilience, and a deeper understanding of our faith.

By embracing the challenges, seeking authenticity, and balancing faith with reality, we can find encouragement and direction from God as we navigate our own unique paths.


The “Why I’m Still a Christian” series is from the Holy Post Podcast. If you’re a fan of Lecrae’s music, you might enjoy the episode explaining why he didn’t abandon his faith when it was really hard to stay a Christian.

The Good Baggage Podcast with Ike Miller with his wife Sharon. They talked about being married to an adult child of dysfunction and how they navigated the challenges.

Counting the Cost by Jill Duggar Dillard

Tasha Layton Song: Into the Sea (It's Gonna Be Okay)

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