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Where’s God in Worst-Case Scenarios and Crappy Circumstances? with Heidi Lee Anderson | Episode 233

June 12, 2023

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Welcome to an emotionally powerful episode of Real Talk with Rachel, where we tackle the challenging topic of maintaining faith and believing in God’s best during the toughest of times. Today, we are joined by the incredible Heidi Anderson, a woman who has faced numerous trials and tribulations, from a cancer diagnosis to miscarriage and other worst-case scenarios. Heidi’s firsthand experiences have led her to question her faith and wrestle with the hard questions that arise when life gets tough. In her new book, “PS, It’s Gonna Be Good!” she delves deep into these questions, seeking to find meaning and hope in the midst of adversity. Join us as we explore the themes of doubt, trust, and finding God’s goodness even in the darkest moments.

  1. Navigating Doubt and Hard Questions:

During difficult times, it’s natural to question our faith and wonder where God is in the midst of our struggles. Rachel and Heidi delve into the raw emotions of doubt and the hard questions that arise. They explore the internal dialogues we often have with God, asking, “Where are You?” and “What are You up to?” By bringing these questions to the surface, they create a safe space for listeners to reflect on their own doubts and uncertainties, recognizing that it’s a normal part of the faith journey.

  1. Finding Purpose and Meaning in Adversity:

Heidi’s book, “PS, It’s Gonna Be Good!” is a testament to her journey of finding purpose and meaning in the face of adversity. Rachel and Heidi discuss how hardships can shape our character, deepen our faith, and open doors to unexpected blessings. They explore the idea that even in the midst of pain, God is working behind the scenes to bring about something good. By sharing personal stories and insights, they provide hope and encouragement to those who may be experiencing their own trials.

  1. Holding onto Faith and Trusting God’s Best:

Trusting in God’s best when life is tough can be a challenging endeavor. Rachel and Heidi explore strategies for holding onto faith, even in the midst of uncertainty. They discuss the importance of community, prayer, and seeking God’s guidance. Heidi shares her personal experiences of finding strength and hope in God’s promises, inspiring listeners to trust that He has a greater plan, even when it feels impossible to comprehend.

  1. Embracing God’s Goodness:

Heidi’s book, “PS, It’s Gonna Be Good!” encapsulates the message of finding God’s goodness in all circumstances. Rachel and Heidi encourage listeners to shift their perspectives and look for the silver linings, the small blessings, and the unexpected joys that can be found even in the darkest of times. By cultivating gratitude and focusing on God’s faithfulness, they provide a path towards hope and healing.


In this deeply introspective episode of Real Talk with Rachel, we’ve embarked on a profound journey with Heidi Anderson, who has faced unimaginable trials and emerged with a message of faith, resilience, and hope. Together, we’ve explored the difficult questions and doubts that arise when life gets tough, and we’ve discovered the power of trusting in God’s best.

Heidi’s book, “PS, It’s Gonna Be Good!” serves as a guiding light for those who may be wrestling with their faith in the midst of hardship. Through this episode, we’ve learned the importance of embracing doubt, finding purpose in adversity, holding onto faith, and recognizing God’s goodness even in the darkest moments.

If you’re seeking encouragement and a renewed sense of hope, dive into the pages of Heidi’s book and allow her story to inspire you. Remember that God’s best is still unfolding, even when the road seems treacherous. Stay tuned for more episodes of Real Talk with Rachel, where we continue to explore life’s toughest questions with grace, vulnerability, and a commitment to authenticity.

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