Almost 10 years ago, Steve was going through a dark time and decided to end his life.
He was about to go through with his plan but decided one last time to ask God for a sign. ‘If you need me here for any other reason than what I’ve already done you need to show me a sign.” He got out his phone and looked at the verse of the day in his Bible app, which was Isaiah 43:1-3.
But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your stead.
“It was basically saying that he knows me and knows what I’m going through. He hasn’t forsaken me.” At that moment he turned on 98five and the song ‘I need a Miracle’ by Third Day started to play. The lyrics are “So he drove down deep into the woods and thought he’d end it all…He turned on the radio to hear a song for the last time. He didn’t know what he was looking for even what he’d find. The song he heard gave him hope and strength to carry on.“
“That is why I donate for the last 10 years because I want to be able to share that experience with others in the community and show them that there is hope.”
This is one of many stories we’ve Seen and Heard of how God, through 98five, has spoken into people’s lives when they needed it most. To give them hope to carry on when they didn’t feel they could. This June we invite you to partner with 98five to share hope for all to see and hear!