Introduction to God’s Rollercoaster
The God’s Rollercoaster podcast is hosted by Hazel Woodward. Hazel lives in Oxfordshire, England. She loves to learn about people’s stories, sharing in their journeys and fostering the belief that not only do our ups and downs make us who we are, but we should hold on to those things and be proud of our journey.
Come and join us – enjoy the ride!
In This Episode: Series 1, Episode 9 – Be Still
Today’s episode is the final one in Series 1 of the God’s Rollercoaster podcast. Ending on a positive note, this episode focuses on how four guests have clung on to the rollercoaster ride of faith, with the understanding that God will walk beside them, regardless of what life throws at them. Through worship music, Lydia and Matt tell us how they have gained new perspectives, using song lyrics to create visual representations that aid and support their faith. Matt shares his experience of God speaking to him with His perfect timing, reminding him that he was not alone in a time of sad reflection. This brings reassurance, and confidence that God has plans for each of us, and if we can trust in Him, we do not need to understand the hows or the whys. Next, Lena shares her experiences of lockdown and how God helped her to be calm, enabling her to see the positives in situations that could have otherwise felt very stressful. Finally, Caspian shares his experience working as a youth leader during the pandemic, and how a change of location has impacted his life and work positively. He shares the moment where he committed to giving his life to Jesus, and how rewarding he finds his role helping young people to feel unconditionally supported and loved by God and the youth group community.
This episode includes discussion around baby loss, depression, lockdown and work stress.
- Today’s guests refer to stillness and trusting in God. The following verse explores this: Psalm 46:10 ‘Be still, and know that I am God…’
- Matt’s worship music is available at MJB Worship
- Our guests work or worship at The People’s Church Banbury
- Lydia and Matt referred to the following worship songs: