17: Hope for Broken People

The two brothers in this episode display unusual maturity for their ages. But that’s not surprising after spending time with Ben and Isaiah and their family. Despite beingHope for Broken People brothers, these guys have very distinct life stories. And yet one of their many commonalities is that they love God and have seen him show up in their broken circumstances. (Learn more about their family in podcast #14 when we recorded their parents.)

In this short podcast you’ll hear about an arrest, the trials of foster care, the loss of a parent, the pain of childhood illness and the struggle to let go of treasured possessions. And then you’ll also hear how God turns heartache and sacrifice into something beautiful.

Listen as these young men talk about a few life lessons they’ve walked through. Both Isaiah and Ben could have easily used their circumstances to justify rebellion, anger or even rejection of God. Instead, they’ve recognized God’s sovereignty and keep looking for him in the up and down journey.

Ben talks about the tremendous gift of his family working together to help others. And Isaiah reminds us that “nothing is too big or too small for God to heal.” In fact, they both have seen God use difficulties to bring transformation and healing.

“It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.” -Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World”

Media Credits

Bumper Music: Sons of Avi
Matthew Tanner on Pond5.com