God Turns “Set Backs” into Comebacks with Hope Darst | Episode 115

September 9, 2020

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About this Episode:

Have you ever felt “benched”? You’re asked to sit on the sidelines rather than hop in the game. You start feeling comparison creep in because you’re watching others living “their moment” while you’re waiting for yours? Today’s guest, Hope Darst, knows the feeling. After desiring a music career, she took God’s closed door as a sign to seek Him, pray for timing and find freedom for herself. Little did she know, God’s “no” was just really a “not right now” and she’d be called back tot he music scene years later to produce a hit album for others that need hope. Hope shares about this album, “Peace Be Still,” the journey God took her on to produce it and delivers an encouraging message for others in the “not right now” moments.

A Few Things We Mentioned:

Peace Be Still

“Start Over” by Hope Darst



Steffany Gretzinger

Amanda Cook

Maverick City Music

Chris Tomlin’s new record

The Blessing Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes

Hope Darst on Spotify

Hope Darst on Instagram

Buxom Lip Gloss

New Morning Mercies

The Defined Dish Enchiladas

The Defined Dish Cook Book

Mada Leigh Instagram

The Belonging Company


About Hope:

Hope Darst is a songwriter and worship leader for The Belonging Co. She has been traveling the world for over a decade leading worship with Women of Faith, Every Nation Ministries, Christ for All Nations and many more. Hope currently lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, David and two daughters, Olivia and Brooklyn.


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