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If you’re going through one of the darkest or most confusing times in your life – or walking alongside someone else who is – this study is for you.

The World’s Biggest Small Group is wrestling with suffering we don’t understand and how it intersects with God’s Word. You’ll hear stories from WAY-FM artists and DJs who have gone through hard times or walked with loved ones through suffering, but have seen hope in the midst of it.

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Missy P
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I am living my storm. The question is when will it end? The enemy is on the attack. HOWEVER, I am reminded that greater is he that is in me than the snares of the enemy. SO, I keep pressing on knowing fully that my God is “able to keep that which I have committed to unto him…” Timothy 1: 12..

Thank you for your prayers.

Eman
Member

God loves you so much, and your faith in him will be rewarded. I pray that God gives you the wisdom to conquer challenges and the strength to endure the trials.

Missy P
Member

Thank You Eman for your words of encouragement.
You can also check out the Prayer Wall, your prayers could help others there as well.

Sharon Schniedewind
Guest

Same boat! Midst of an all sides (at times) storm. It has called me back to my Daddy’s arms, right where I hope to stay even when the winds die down. It’s such a peaceful, place. So hard to stay there mentally, but so worth the effort!

Bill Matney
Guest

Sometime the storms are what makes us stronger, I to have been living in a storm and mine will stay with me till God calls me home. The one thing that keeps me going is the fact the He holds it all in his hand, and he tells use that he will never put anything in front of us that we cannot handle. After you been in the storm long enough, you learn to Ride The Wave. Still working on my captain bars. Keep the faith, I’ll be praying for you.

karen
Guest

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. We have to remember the length if “a night” on God’s time table is not thevsame as mans! Hang in there and keep holding on to his word, a break through will come!!!

Heidemarie Peterson
Guest

I am right there with you, know that you have a Sister in Christ walking in your shoes, I pray God pushes you thru and out of your storm, and that your are surrounded with a hedge of protection of Angels

Samuel epps
Guest

I strongly agree the enemy is clearly on the move. But in the end we know that God is in control of every situation. And we must trust and believe that. Me personally as a individual I try everyday to encourage myself even when I am having bad days or even good days. But throughout everything theirs a price that we must begin to realize, that Jesus Christ shed his incident blood for each us on the cross. Therefore he wants us to stay encourage.

Paul Mavrakos
Guest

I can relate. I am going through a storm right now. It is so difficult and painful. My wife and children are also going through the storm as well. Stay the course and trust no matter how you feel. God is able.

Pauline
Member

Be still and know He is God. I know it’s not always to remain still and wait for Him but greater is He that is in you. He has a purpose and a plan trust Him

jean
Guest

i want help for my grandson eric.months ago he got shot in the leg at parks mall.he dont know what to do with is life.he is out of contral and doing drugs.i want him to know JESUS.

VixieMac
Guest
Jean: have patience and always show him love. Be his constant reminder of God’s grace and love. I went thru a very turbulent time with drugs and substance abuse when I was just out of my freshman year of college. I had something incredibly traumatic happen which essentially created a second person to deal with what had happened to me. I was living PTSD for weeks/months/years and I coped with drugs. The point is I found my way and God never gave up. At times I gave up but HE carried me when I couldn’t go on. Be God’s living… Read more »
Roxann M
Guest

Yes, This is scripture I remind myself of often. While being still and resting in Gods grace and mercy I do my best at reading his word and praying before I take action on something. Reminding myself to ask for his will to be done and to guide my foot steps and word and actions. Though to do when weathering a horrible storm for over 1.5 yrs

Eleni
Guest

Thank you for sharing this it has reminded me on where my faith needs to lie and to just keep believing

Donna
Guest

God will be with you through andy storm. He reaches in and holds you through that storm. We suffer, we grow but always for the good that God has in mind,

Stephanie
Guest

I can definitely relate to the storm in your lives…I too am and have been going through mine for several years now….and I feel stuck as well…not sure what to do or where to go…what direction I take..? I will keep you in my prayers and if you don’t mind…can you keep me in yours? God is just and sufficient and I believe everything happens for a reason…sorry enough blabbing..I wanted to say I support you on this and will keep you in my thoughts…God bless you!

bridget0394
Member

I have decided to trust in the Lord and His will for me. The suffering is a little more bearable now, because I know it will end.

Spechuls
Member
When we face crisis…any crisis…big or small… emotional or physical, it is sometimes difficult to remember that we cope so much more effectively when we respond from a place of calm rather than turmoil. Our entire perspective changes dramatically when we change just one word in our pleas to God…. when we change “why me” to “guide me”. Changing that one word immediately shifts our focus…opens our awareness to the amazing grace of God…opens our hearts to gratitude. When we walk calmly with God as we face our trials, it so much easier to remember that there are so many… Read more »
Member

This series really has helped me tremendously!

Denise
Guest

Thank you for your words of wisdom . It made me question how I aproach God and awareness came in immediately .

Jla0908
Member

Could you pleae pray for me. I’m very sad and deppress since december 31st I’m not myself anymore since I’ve lost my best friend, my bf someone i live so much and we were going to get married but I caught him video chatting with more than 3 women. I’m devastated I need your prayers. Thank you in advance.

Pauline
Member

Lord I pray for Janet as her hear is hurting. I ask that you comfort her and give her peace. Lead people to her to lift her up and encourage her I thank you for loving her. In your precious name AMEN

Joanne
Guest
Thank you for your post. I’m meditating now also to help calm my anxieties as the enemy stepped up his pace the closer I got to the Lord. One thing after another and I keep praying for restoration. Got taken badly on a car from none other than the good Christian man. He came highly recommended so I didn’t have the car inspected. Have over $8k into a 97 Ford & all the guy would say, ” You’re better off now than when you came in here!” Folks, I lost everything I had and was riding a bike 🚴 &… Read more »
Candice Cruz
Guest

This is beautiful. Thank you.

Debbie
Guest

Thankful for this opportunity to participate.

RoseyLynn
Member

Every day it’s a battle for me to get out of bed. I just want to sleep through this until it gets better…

Eman
Member

These moments when we are destroyed and our hearts are completely broken are the moments we should cherish the most because it is in those moments that God can take the opportunity to reach out and mend our broken hearts. Let God heal you let him speak to you. Open up your eyes and open up your heart to he who loves you more than anyone has ever loved. God bless you and stay strong friend 😉

Thelma
Guest

I’m learning the best place to be is in brokenness, that is we seek God the most and truly cry out to Him, that’s where we grow the most.

Guerda
Guest

I know what you mean

Jdavis352
Member

My mom has been very sick for the last year. She is now in Hospice care. I’m just waiting on that call that says she has passed. Now my dad is also very sick and I don’t know how much longer he might have. I am the having to deal with everything and figure things out. I’M lost and have no clue what to do. So I just pray and trust.

Norman Sanchez
Guest

Jamie, I praying right now for your situation. I hope you know that you are never alone. May God’s comfort magnify itself in and around you Jamie. Many blessings for direction, guidance and comfort. God bless you.

Eman
Member

Jamie, I know that it’s a hard for you to see because at the moment there seems to be a lot of Lost, but this life is momentary and tomorrow isn’t promised. God is with you all the way. He will never leave your side. He will carry you through the storm and he loves you so much more than you could know. I’ll pray for your parents so that they may find peace and comfort in God’s arms, and I’ll pray for you so that you may keep trusting in God, know that he is here for you.

Rhonda
Guest
Jamie I understand what your going threw. My sisustion almost sounds just like your. My mother & father both passed with 10 months apart. My mother had become ill and was in care for 2 months. My fathers cancer had come back and needed treatments during her hospital care. My brother lived 2 hours away. And I was a single mom of a 6 year old son. Life was so difficult and dark for me. After my mom passed I was numb. Then 10 month my dad passed. Then I was numb still and hopeless. I had my son to… Read more »
Bcliftonatc
Member

My storm doesn’t seem to end. Only with God do I get my head above the water, and another wave hits. Am I missing a lesson? I try so hard to trust God, but my past makes that very ,very difficult. I am tired.

Missy P
Member
God commands us to glorify him even in the midst of suffering. I know that it is hard to cheer when there is hardly anything to cheer about, but our suffering can help us develop a closer relationship with God. I am encouraged knowing that my suffering is not in vain and God is gracious and full of compassion. He never leaves his children, he is a reliable and a proven father. God’s gentle hands are there to pick up when we are hurting. He guides and comforts us through the Holy Spirit and strengthens us through his words. There… Read more »
Patti
Member

This small group has been a God send to me! It helped me through a dark time. Have the Bible’s been given away yet?

Melissa43
Member

Major depression has set upon me. I have no one to talk to.

Melissa43
Member

I’m suicidal. I’m on meds and constant watch. I hate my life and pray for God to take me home. I have no friends, family, job, income.

Spechuls
Member
Despair is a place ruled by the enemy… When you choose to occupy that place you give the enemy strength. The time that God gives us is far too precious to share any of it with the enemy. Please open your heart to the grace and guidance of God. So many people do not realize that our focus is a form of nourishment. When we focus on our pain, we nourish and grow that pain. When we focus our blessings we nourish and grow those blessings. God responds to gratitude with an abundance of heartwarming blessings. When used together, the… Read more »
Missy P
Member

Profound

Kirsten
Guest
I will be praying for You!!! I know when your situation seems impossible, for God all things are possible!!! How do I know? I have thought of suicide recently and have suffered with depression and PTSD for most of my life. But I am choosing life abundant life every day in Jesus. I’m going through one of the most difficult times in my life, but God keeps drawing g me closer to Him, which is where I want and need to be. What you are going through now sounds so heart wrenching. God holds you in the palm of His… Read more »
Eman
Member
Life is crazy and at times it even sucks. Just know you are not the only one who is going through hard times, to be honest even I have contemplated suicide. At one point on my life, my whole world fell apart, and I helped tear it down, so I spent my time in sorrow for about a year or so. Crying and talking with God, self reflecting and trying to move on. But I found serenity and peace by giving all control to God and letting him guide me once again because I know that even though I lost… Read more »
Peggy Richards
Guest

I have lost my job due to my health. I was told my health and medicine was keeping me from doing my job efficiently. So I was fired. I am old enough to draw my Social Security but not old enough to get Medicare, so I will have no insurance. Please keep me in your prayers that I will not need to see a doctor until I can get Medicare.

Eman
Member

I will pray you my friend, and God loves you so much. God bless you 😃

Pennie Turner
Guest

Love you station!

bray
Member
My Pastor preached on storms last night. We have them quite often. Whether or not we recognize it, they happen. Sometimes we handle them pretty well, but other times we feel like sleeping are going to die. The main point is to just trust God and allow Him to grow us in the process. Suffering is a part of growing as well. I can tell you I will refer to these passages over and over. WayFM, thank you for taking the time to have the World’s Largest Small Group. I cannot tell you how much this radio stages helped me… Read more »
JAMES WOLF
Guest

My faith was real down. Until my family started to listen to Wayfm. Now not only has my faith has risen so has my family’s thank you

Connie
Guest

Excited to be a part of this!

Phoebe B
Member
My family has been really feeling the attacks from the enemy. I have 4 daughters that are followers of Christ but my husband is not. He is starting to seek the lord and Satan is not happy about it. We have been dealing with people hurting my girls, death, and destruction but in the eye of this storm God is holding on tight to us and making sure we know we won’t fly off with it. I have been holding to God’s promises as well as his words. Romans 5:3-5 really helps me to remember that God uses ALL things… Read more »
Missy P
Member

I am reaching out to everyone who are struggling with various issues in their lives. I too share in your struggles. However, we must not focus all our attention on the burdens we face, but rather give God the Glory for the strength he has given us to overcome or bear these burdens joyfully. This is not an easy task, but we can gather inspiration and learn how to do this well from witnesses like Paul and Timothy in the New Testaments. Please send time in the books of like Philippians, Acts..and so on.
God bless.

bricain1
Member

God is good

Willie James Davis
Guest

“All The Time “!

Missy P
Member

Brethren, keep smiling, God is good.

Isaiah 26:3 Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Samantha302712
Member
I’m in a place in my walk where I find myself looking backwards at how close. And I used to be. How dependent I was on him and his love for me and his power to work things out in my life. Now, I don’t feel him here at all and I know that he wants me to see him with everything that I’ve got. It’s a strain on my face to say at the least. I’ve also had my eyes opened to how much face I truly do lack and it pierces me so deeply and leaves me in… Read more »
Missy P
Member
Samantha, I know how you feel. I have been at that place in my life before. I believe the first step to surrendering is being honest, admitting our shortcomings and asking God to help us overcome them. You are on the right track, don’t give up. Here a verse that reminds us that God is there for us and he is inviting us to give it all to him; he is able. Hebrews 4:16-Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Also, Please read… Read more »
walterosbourn3
Member

Dear Lord,
I trust in you, help my wavering, lead me with your strong right arm, for it is you that I put my hope in for direction. Thank you, Lord Jesus you are faithful.

Missy P
Member

Psalm 75: We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.

Elisa
Guest
I’ve been going through a storm that has completely paralyzed my thoughts and for that matter my life. I lost my job after 18 years of service. It was the one thing I felt so proud of. I took so much pride in what I did as I truly felt I made a positive impact on the lives of others. The rejection has altered my life. I’ve been in bed for three weeks now and I can’t find my way out of this darkness. Please pray for me. I just can’t believe God brought me this far to leave me.… Read more »
Billy Corbett
Guest

I’ve been falsely accused of something and cannot see my child because of it. My now ex wife needs prayer for God to come into her life so she can wake up. The enemy has come after my family and I’m heartbroken.
I know God is with me by my side and that has kept me alive.

Amy
Guest

Please pray for my gma and mom. Gma was prescribed her first chemo pill. It’s cost $5,000 just for one pill. Her copay for the pill is $2400.00. Her dr is looking into other organizations to help cover the remaining portion. It’s mentally and emotionally draining my mom. Need peace and comfort.

Guerda
Guest

Please pray for me as I go through this trying times and God restores my marriage and finances.

Missy P
Member

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Crystal
Guest

Thank you Way-FM for the encouragement given through the songs and testimonies throughout the day!

James Tindle
Guest
On August 14th of 2011 I lost my high school sweet heart of 37 years and 5 months to a brain tumor. I know she’s in a better place and not suffering anymore. We started dating in 1969 our sophomore year high school. We dated for 5 years and married on March 16 1974 and we had a blast. I thought we would be a couple that would be together for 50 or 60 years but God said her time was up and he needed her in the heavenly choir but I know we will be reunited some day and… Read more »
Karolynn
Guest

Love your station. You have been a great source of inspiration. Thank you for getting me through some very difficult times.

Dan
Guest

Amen……..

Laura Walker Edwards
Guest

I’m seeking ways to keep my life committed to Christ although at this time in my life there are some of the most trying, most difficult times I’ve ever experienced! I’m desperately trying to stay positive no matter the terrible stuff around me. I remind myself that I’m no alone because of our Father! Thank you Heavenly Father for the trials & tribulations, without them I would not be who I am today – a loving daughter of Christ!

Renee R
Guest
The enemy is at work in my life; having to deal with several horrible things at once (one being my son’s addiction) – seems like every day there is something new chipping away at my faith; I remind myself daily that there are worse things going on, that I need to trust in our Father’s plan, and most importantly – do not let the enemy win. That said, I feel so overwhelmed and burdened. Reading the posts with so many encouraging words and scripture verse references – beautiful (and much needed) reminders to me that God will get me through… Read more »
Jodie
Guest

Thank you for being real and letting us know you struggle along with us. When I was younger, I always thought problems only happened to me.

Pamela
Guest

Just signed up. Read a few posts.Love the change why me.Always here “why not me”I REALLY LOVE THE”GUIDE ME”

Tiffany Reyes
Guest

Please pray for my marriage, we have been struggling for many years. I’m weary and want to call it quits, but I know that it is not what God wants. I pray this study helps me. Thank you.

Rain
Guest

Struggling SO hard with substances

Anita
Guest

I am starting my journey today! God is able no matter what the enemy is telling me I will be victorious, with God.

Pomlady2
Member

I want to be closer to God and br a true christian

Cheryl
Guest

Thank you as always, WAYFM!

MRH
Guest

Need prayers for My wife’s Adicition, the effect on our family, our marriage and her kids. Direction on what I should do….

PK
Guest

It has been a challenging few years. Can’t seem to find stability in a job/career or relationship. Miss having family closer, separated after 26 years of marriage, no hope for reconciliation. Just continue to put faith in hope each and every day. But, it seems to get more difficult every day.

Julie
Guest

Struggling with the recent death of a very beloved person.

Tammy V.
Guest

I pray for my husband and my four daughters and their kids to get back in church with me. I want a closer walk with the lord also

theresa
Guest

I just lost my home sleeping on my daughter couch.Im still thanking God that I have a roof over my head even though it’s not mine.

JJ Hill
Guest

I have been in a battle since April. It has been a rough ride for me emotionally, mentally, and physically. It has made my relationship with God stronger though. I have gotten a better job and close to graduating college but a month ago the rode got a few more bumps in it.

Amy Forgie
Guest

I believe this world need Jesus Christ more than ever. Discouraged that my family seems more into this world than HIM.

Betty HInton
Guest

I struggle with finding the joy in everyday life lately. I’ve misplaced my daily joy with all the confusion and chaos in what has filled my days in the last few months. I know that God is with me and I know he will never fail me, yet there is sadness within me that I know only prayer can change.

Patrick
Guest

Each day is a challenge have been a Christian for 20 years. My marriage is in serious trouble. I will leave it there.

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