Why Doesn’t God Fix Everything?

Have you ever been angry that God doesn’t just fix all your problems? I definitely have. Lately my family and I have been going through a rough time. I have prayed and prayed that all the junk would just go away. But when I opened my eyes it was still here. Is God not listening or something? I mean, He is the all-powerful God of the universe. It’s not a question of whether or not he could do it. With the snap of His fingers He could make all of our troubles disappear. But God rarely seems to fix things immediately. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that He doesn’t still perform miracles. He does. But some times it seems like all the stories of miraculous things happen to other people but never us. So why does God allow bad things to happen to us? I bet that if all of us looked back on our lives, we would agree that it was through the most difficult times that God has shaped us the most. […]

By | September 12th, 2012|Encouragement, Faith, Perseverance, Prayer, Theology|Comments Off on Why Doesn’t God Fix Everything?

The Power of Thank You

There was a time in my life while working at a previous church that I seriously considered quitting ministry. I was pouring my life and soul into this church and didn’t see any results. The pastor I worked for didn’t seem to care about what I was doing. I had volunteers who fought against everything I tried to do. No matter how many times I warned them, students kept making the same dumb mistakes over and over. I was depressed. I was angry. I felt like I was wasting my time trying to make a difference in the world. […]

By | June 20th, 2012|Encouragement, Gratitude, Leadership, Perseverance, The Church|Comments Off on The Power of Thank You