Episode Summary:

Have you ever experienced financial loss? Or have you ever wondered what you would do or how you would make it if you lost everything you had financially? Today I talk with Shonda Whitworth who shares a very personal and real testimony of how God brought her through great financial hardship. She learned how to cope when facing bankruptcy and truly experienced what it means to say, “when all you have is God, you’ve got enough.”

Shonda also shares sound financial principles and strategies that restored their financial peace after a position of debt forced them into personal bankruptcy: Restoring Financial Peace: 3 Strategies to Implement



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Quotables from the Episode:

  • The Bible has a lot to say about our finances. When we need financial wisdom, we need to go to His word.
  • When there is more month than money, we have to trust God to be our provider.
  • Bankruptcy is a real-life example of what Christ has done for us: debt cancellation.


Scripture References:

  • 2 Corinthians 1:9 “But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God.”
  • Romans 5:3-5 “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”


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About Shonda Whitworth:

Shonda Whitworth, authorShonda Whitworth writes, teaches, and speaks at conferences and retreats to share the hope of healing and restoration we have in Jesus. After her son landed in state prison, she realized the hardships families of prisoners encounter. She and her husband, Eldon, founded Fortress of Hope Ministries, a nonprofit organization that offers hope to families affected by incarceration. Shonda transparently shares her testimony of living with a son in prison at ShondaWhitworth.com and FortressofHopeMinistries.com.



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Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson


Have you ever wondered what you would do or how you would make it if you lost everything you had financially? My guest, Shonda Whitworth, shares how she coped when facing bankruptcy as a Christian. We also talk about how to maintain hope and trust in God during a financial crisis like bankruptcy. #bankruptcy #financialstress #hope #faith