Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. (Psalm 50:15 NKJV)
God promises He will deliver us. So… how is that promise working out for you? Have you asked God to deliver you, but still find yourself sick or sad or scared or stuck? If He is our Deliverer, why isn’t He delivering on His promise?
Sometimes the way God keeps His promises is painful for us. And sometimes we don’t even realize He is delivering us because we don’t recognize the way He does it.
If you are sick or sad or scared or stuck, I want to show you the ways God delivers you.
We all have stuff in our lives that we could easily define as problems. Go ahead, insert yours here! The car breaks down. The roof is leaky and it’s been raining since Tuesday. Your dog… well, you know what dogs do to the carpet! You get it, problems.
Then, there are some things in our lives that we think are problems, but in actuality, they are facts which create problems.
Okay, okay… stay with me. This will make sense and it can really make a difference in your life.
For all of you wondering, our interview aired this week on Blazetv.com! I’m so excited.
Jennifer and Kirk on the Glenn Beck Program. Snapshot from The Blaze TV.
Since some of you may not be able to see it, I thought I would tell you a little bit of what Kirk Cameron and I talked about. For those of you that don’t know, he guest hosted on the Glenn Beck show this week, and invited me to come and talk. We talked about some of the big questions of faith like, “If God is good, why do bad things happen?” and, “Is God really fair if He lets innocent people suffer?”
One lady on the first night shared that one of the questions she has of God is, “Why do I suffer with all this pain? I’m not old enough to hurt so bad.”
The next night we read that you wrote, “We often assume God’s apparent inactivity in our situation is evidence of His neglect [so far, so good, but . . .] when it really may be His way of showing compassion to protect you, provide for you, or preserve you.”
Help us understand how your quote relates to that lady’s question. Thanks a bunch. We had 23 show up for our first session. Praise His holy name!
Every time I am with them on their Life Today television program, I am moved. They lift me up with their personal words of encouragement. They challenge me to give more of myself with their appeals to build water wells. They draw me toward helping hurting people with their sincere love for people…”call if you need a friend.”
In Missing Pieces, I write about the importance of recognizing that “God is with you” in both your darkest and most joyous times. As we latch on to this truth, the missing pieces in our blanket of faith become places where we experience the absolute fullness and goodness God.
Listen to these beautiful words performed by my girlfriend and sister-in-Christ, Mandisa. I met and worked with Mandisa before her debut on American Idol. I love her music, but more importantly, I dearly love her heart for the Lord. Mandisa’s testimony rings true through this song! Always, always, always remember He Is With You.
It was January of 1989 when I stood in our kitchen with Darlene as she focused on that little stick that would determine whether or not I was pregnant. I was a mix of emotion. I was nervous, worried, hopeful, anxious and insecure.
God, are you there? Because I really messed up this time. That was my somewhat hesitant, and very much hysterical, call to God back in late 1996 when I became pregnant.
I had been confident that my boyfriend, who had asked to marry me, would come through as the hero to rescue me and to set a date. And he did want to set the date, but not for the wedding . . . . for the abortion.
In ministry you always need people to come along beside you, encourage you, link arms with you and help you get the word out about the message God has laid on your heart. I feel so blessed because God has given me 70 women (so far) who have doing just that. They are my Missing Pieces Launch Team! <insert happy dance>
Over the next few weeks they will be telling their friends, family, hairdresser, garbage man, cashiers, mail carrier, kids teacher…(oops, I’m getting carried away) about my latest Bible study Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense.