Episode 14 of the At The Well podcast is now available.
In this month’s episode, recorded during Mental Health Month, co-hosts Catholic Youth Parramatta’s Local Engagement Leader, Qwayne Guevara, and Assistant Director Rosie Drum mgl, and writer and mother Joy Adan, answer the question ‘what if prayer isn’t helping with my feelings of sadness?’
Rosie prefaced the conversation that even though the question asks what if prayer doesn’t help, prayer is always important.
“God works beyond our feelings, so whether or not it feels like we’re connecting with Him or receiving any help from Him or that He is at all present or living in our lives, He is,” Rosie said.
Joy added, “if you are feeling overwhelmed – reach out. You are not supposed to do this alone, that’s not what God make us for. We are made for community.
“God wants us to have life to the fullest, He doesn’t want us to feel incomplete. You can say to Him, ‘God, I don’t want to be sad anymore. What do I need to do? Tell me how to trust you.’ He wants us to life fully.
“There are so many things that God has put in our life to help us out of those moments of despair, and they come in abundance,” she said.
The idea to start a podcast for women followed the success of several “At the Well” evenings for young women, which were inspired by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Year of Youth.
The podcast, the hosts explain, is a chance to build on the joys of the At The Well evenings on a more regular basis, a chance to give a feminine perspective on questions of faith and life, and to continue the conversations sparked during the face-to-face gatherings.
At The Well is an initiative of the Diocese of Parramatta, through its youth ministry Catholic Youth Parramatta.
You can listen to this podcast and the previous episodes on The Well. You can also tune in via Soundcloud by visiting tinyurl.com/atthewellcyp and on Spotify by searching for ‘Catholic Youth Parramatta’.
You can submit your questions or contact the hosts through the At The Well Facebook group.