I am 16 years old and have been in foster care since I was a baby. My life changed recently for the better. It was hard for me when I was younger due to my mother not being in my life and never meeting my father. Once I hit 13, things got worse. It was really bad this year. I lied to leave my aunt’s care. It didn’t work and then God opened my eyes the night I almost left. I saw how my life could have been without her in my life. Now I feel like I can help others more than I was able to in the past.
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When I was fourteen I began struggling with depression.
I tried everything from medication to psychiatrists to getting into some things I shouldn’t have. By the age of seventeen, it had gotten dark for me. I had stopped going to church and started to think that there wasn’t a point to following Jesus.
Then, one day, I got sick. Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Through the nausea and sick and pain, I heard a voice, a voice calling me to cast off all that pain I had been holding and follow. After a couple recovery days at the hospital I started going to church again, I read my bible with a hunger for God’s grace. Only a week or so after, I discovered WAY-FM which has been such a blessing.
I am now 18 and God is really working in my life right now, and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you all at Way so much! God bless you Wally, Joy, Carlos, Brant, and all the rest of you!
I am a mother of 3. I kept wondering why in the world God would bless me with three wonderful boys when I make so many mistakes. I try to be the best mom I can but I just felt like I was failing for financial reasons.
One day I got in the car and I heard “Greater” by Mercy Me and my 6 year old said, “Mamma, this song is just like you,” (he has heard all my rants). Then it hit me. Maybe God gave me 3 perfect boys to remind me how special I really am. If it was not for us listening to WAY-FM that day I would still feel like a failure to my children. Because of WAY-FM, I have a stronger relationship with my kids. Thank you
A few years ago my husband was diagnosed with PTSD – which stems from his service in the Marine Corps. It took 20 years after he got out of the Marines before the symptoms really started to appear. All of a sudden, our worlds were rocked. Watching him struggle with the trauma he witnessed so many years ago has been gut wrenching. I’ve had to stay strong for him and our children.
There were days I didn’t know if he would be alive when I would get home from work – I could see how taking the easy way out was very tempting to him. After all, his pain has been unbearable. I would spend my drive to work crying because I didn’t know what to do.
Listening to WAY-FM helped bring me peace and confidence that Jesus was with me with His arms wrapped tightly around me. Listening to the inspiring music reminded me to give it all to God and just let Him help. He has been my powerful therapist and healer. Those days driving to work and listening to WAY- FM have been my daily dose of therapy, spiritual guidance, and the chance to heal. My husband is doing better but will always struggle with the memories and trauma, but he has also come to rely on WAY-FM for inspiration. Thank you for what you do.
This station has changed my life in ways I never thought possible. My husband and I were not practicing Christians. I turned on your radio station at some point in the last six months and it set things in motion. We have now found a church we are becoming involved in and listen to you daily. I love your show and Thank God daily for you all.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Thyroid Cancer and WAY-FM has been there as I have gone through all the ups and downs of that journey. It has been the right song at the right moment providing that encouragement that has been needed. Through the lyrics of the songs heard I have come to know that ultimately God is the one in control and to completely trust in him. I truly thank this station for providing such uplifting music and encouragement for me to drive on. Although I am not cancer free, I know that if I continue to exercise faith that God will never fail me; I know He’s not going to give me more than I can handle. I have gone back and forth with other music stations but I keep being drawn to this station. It is not only the music but the wonderful people on this station that make the difference. I always look forward to listening to the morning show and love Wally’s crazy entertainment as he always makes me laugh. He is never afraid of touching on sensitive subjects and just keeps life real. Thanks to WAY-FM and all who make this ministry possible as you are changing lives!
I suffer greatly with depression and have been for many years. Just last month, I was told by my medical team that if I do not improve I would be hospitalized. My husband and I started going back to church. We both gave our lives to the Lord and have committed ourselves 100%. The first thing I prayed for is for God to take away my pain inside; to heal my depression. I immersed myself in God’s healing word and each day I have felt better than the last. The days seem brighter… I feel hope and joy in knowing that God has a better plan for me. I wanted to share this to encourage others to look to God— to love Him as He loves us. Life may not go the way you want or the way you think it should; especially when you think God should have or have not done this or that. It is all in His time and sometimes that means you need to go through–whatever– to bring you closer to Him. You too can have hope in knowing that He can heal you… All you have to do is call upon His name. Have faith and trust in Him. I claim this healing in the name of Jesus Christ
I just want to say thank you for being there. It’s been a tough year for me and WAY-FM has been there to help make things a little better when I thought my world was crashing in on me. It seemed like every time I turned on the radio, the song that was playing was exactly what I needed to hear. I found out earlier this year that my husband had been emotionally unfaithful for over a year and would have led to other things had I not found out. During all of this, he lost his job. He started this only a few months after the birth of our son. I was heartbroken, devastated, feeling worthless and not good enough. In all of that my husband finally started going to church with me and he found God, got saved and we are doing much better. Without God, this WAYFM family and our church family, we may not have made it. “Forgiveness” was definitely one of ‘my’ songs. It reminded me that I have to forgive or I will just do more harm than good. If Jesus could forgive us, why couldn’t I forgive my husband? It was definitely a struggle for me, but I had to remember it was all in God’s hands and He would make it better if I allowed Him to work in my life. God bless you all at the WAYFM family and thank you for doing what you do! 🙂
I took the WAY FM 30 day challenge to listen to only WAY-FM for 30 days in the spring of 2012 and it changed our family time in the car. In the fall of 2012 my husband was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. WAY FM had a huge impact on us during this time. The right song would ALWAYS play at the right time. On the morning of his surgery we were talking about the song “Proof of Your Love” and it came on…GOD is great. My husband passed in April 2014 and the morning he passed, as I was preparing to make arrangements for him, “Amazing Grace (My chains are Gone)” came on. The song reminded me that the chains of cancer no longer had my husband and that he was resting healthy, happy and safe in the arms of Jesus. GOD is great!!!
WAY-FM has been an encouragement and support in my life for 25 years. Most recently, I lost my husband and my mother on the same day and the songs and conversations on WAY-FM have helped me through these difficult days. Thank you for always being there for me to tune in and listen for a Word from God.