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Sometimes we can become overwhelmed with all of the brokenness in our world, right? Chaos, injustice, and corruption surround us, powerful people take advantage of the weak, and societies overlook or mistreat those who desperately need help.
As people who trust in an all-powerful God, we might ask, “God, aren’t you going to help?” or “God, why are you allowing this to happen?”
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Sometimes God‘s timing just does not make sense to us. When hard situations last way too long and our deepest prayers seem to go unanswered, we often wonder, “What is God doing?”
But thankfully, the Bible is full of people who have experienced the same thing. They had to learn to trust God‘s ways and His timing, and their stories can help us trust God too.
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Do you ever pray for your spouse? What about praying with your spouse?
Well, Jodie Berndt is back on the 4:13 today, and she shares how prayer is a simple way to infuse power into your marriage.
Whether you choose to pray individually or together with your spouse, you’ll discover the peace, provision, and joy that comes from trusting God with your most important relationship.
In a culture that’s obsessed with love and romance, why are there so many women not enjoying satisfying, long-term relationships?
Today you’ll hear from Girl Defined Ministries co-founder, Bethany Beal, who will unpack God’s original design for romance. She’ll address today’s popular hook-up culture, common dating mistakes, appropriate physical boundaries, and if it’s possible to experience your own happily ever after.
As a college student, I volunteered at a youth camp for several summers. Most of the time, I led worship and hung out with the girls, but this night, the altar was full of teenagers and the youth minister asked if I would help counsel. Within 10 seconds of my “yes,” a young man made a beeline to me. He was middle school-aged. I knew his name but that was all I knew. I asked him why he came to the front and he told me it was because he wanted to ask Jesus into his heart.
I reviewed what that meant with him and then asked him to pray with me. “Nope.” was all he said.
Okay, so this is not what I expected! It made no sense. I explained the gospel and asked him again. “Do you want to pray to receive Christ?”
I asked “Do you understand?” He answered, “Nope.”
So, I explained again and thought we had a breakthrough. Again I asked, “Do you want to receive Christ?” You guessed it! “Nope,” was his answer.
I was so frustrated and confused. I hadn’t had much experience with middle school boys, but, seriously? I just couldn’t tell if he was rebellious, pulling my leg or truly didn’t understand.
The youth minister must have seen me looking totally perplexed and helpless so he rushed over.