Here are a few of the stories we have received:
Like far too many others, I suffer from depression. The other night, I was overcome by it (again), and spent hours crying asking myself why I bother doing anything since it doesn't really matter anyway. I hate myself for needing medication to feel normal. I hate myself for being unable to lean on Jesus more. Why can't prayer and time in his Word be enough? Why isn't he healing me? As I was driving home, sobbing, wishing I wouldn't wake up in the morning, 'Who You Are' by Unspoken began playing on The Q. As I got home, certain lyrics were replaying in my mind -- 'Come back from wherever you've been to the foot of the cross, to the feet of Jesus.' 'Every day you put your feet on the floor, you gotta walk through the door. It's never going to be easy, but it's all worth fighting for.' I felt like Jesus was right next to me with an arm around my shoulder saying, 'I still love you, no matter how ugly you think you are inside. I think you're beautiful and perfect. And no matter what your day brings, you have to keep fighting, and I'll be right here helping you to put one foot in front of the other.' Thank you for choosing to play music that encourages people to keep putting their feet on the floor.
My family has been singing in the chorus at blessed sacrament church in springfield for 40 years and I was always in and out of church. I have been going through my battles and turning my attention back to God has been the best thing I have done. I have the Q99.7 programmed in my car and my phone. I cry almost everyday night just so my kids won't see how broken I am. I know that the lord will give all his children battles but I also have learned that if we all stay in faith he will lead us to our destiny. II want to just say thank you to the Q 99.7 for always knowing what to say. May the lord keep blessing this station!
The songs you play get me get through every single day with a better attitude and a better conviction. Without the Q 99.7 in my life, I would be heading down a very bad road. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work that you do in this area and in my life.
Thank you for the meal at Burger King in West Springfield! Love the message that was sent out by this simple act of kindness. Made my day! This act of kindness recharged my soul!
I started listening to 'The Q' several months ago, first in my car then at work. I can honestly say that this has been a blessing. I have gotten to know so many positive based Christian songs and artists that I find myself singing in my office! Several months ago a decision was made to move out of state and up to Maine where my husband's job had taken him. After living in my home for 28 years, raising my children there, taking care of my elderly parents til they passed there, the decision was a very difficult one to make. But prayerfully my husband and I talked to God daily and it seemed that all roads were leading us to Northern New England. We have been in Maine for 3 weeks and am loving it! I have been blessed to be able to now work from home and the very first thing I did, was make sure that I could log into the Q. I have been able to listen to the same positive music and messages while keeping my fingertip on what's going on in the place that I will always refer to as 'back home'. Thank you so much for making it possible for me to listen to 'The Q' on my PC. You make working alone feel like I am still surrounded by family - God's family! God bless your efforts.
Something that 99.7 helps me with. I can go through my days in worship and in thanks. The lyrics, stories, interviews, commentary, and prayers are edifying...they breathe life...they keep my eyes on God and what He wants of my blip of time here. Thank you all so much for being a refuge for your brothers & sisters in Christ in this area. And, of course, for being light & salt to everyone.
About two weeks ago I got in my car and turned on the station and Laura Story's song Blessings came on. I'm not sure what it was that made me start crying. I don't think I've ever cried the way I did in my car that morning. My husband and I have been going through a rough time trying to keep up with the mortgage that recently had gone up and not having health insurance The song came on and I realized the reason I was crying was because maybe everything we've been going through is a blessing in disguise, and all this time me praying and asking the Lord to help, but still kind of doubting him was the reason for my breakdown. It was almost as the Lord was talking to me through this song letting me know it's going to be ok, you're going to get through this. I cried because I thought how could I doubt him when in fact he's always found a way for my family and I. It's been two weeks and since then my relationship with the Lord is much stronger, I look to him for strength when I feeling down and overwhelmed and instantly I feel better. Now when I hear that song I smile and thank the Lord for all that I am going through because in the end I'm here because of him and I am blessed to know I have him in my life and know that with him all is possible only when you have faith and believe that he will be there for me.
I praise God for the good work that you do. You lift people up when they need it, and you make their days even more joyful when they are happy. I am a mother of three, a wife of a fireman/paramedic, and a Junior at the AIC Nursing school. Life gets very busy on our end, but I know that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. I listen to your radio station every time when I drive to and from school. It helped me to organize my thoughts and to calm down before nursing exams, and directed me to pray for opportunities to share the Gospel (directly or indirectly) with people that I come across. God bless you. Keep up the good work. (I love the fact that sometimes you use the scripture during the broadcast - God's Word will never be spoken in vane.)
I was devastated by someone that I thought was my lifelong friend. We had been inseparable for eight years, when out of nowhere, one day, she turned on me. Attacked my marriage, stole my friends, and mocked and ridiculed me. I had been grieved beyond anything I could imagine. So one day, about six months later,i was crying, i mean CRYING, out to God, in my car on my way to work, asking Him to help me to forgive her, because i just could not, and all of a sudden, on your station, a song started to play, i don't know the name, but a part in the song says, 'Father forgive them because they don't know what they've been doin!' It broke me..in a good and awesome way. I knew that it was Jesus calming my storm. GOD BLESS YOU ALL :) You are literally, helping to save lives..please know that.
I have had to adjust to some difficult changes in my life recently. Over the past year my heart has been broken and broken again, but with the Q 99.7 i stay focused, positive, and never forget how much I am loved.
How has The Q 99.7 helped you? Take a moment to share your story. It could very well encourage someone else too!