If you lost all that you hold dear; your home, security, wealth, loved ones, community, church, and possessions, would you still walk such a path in faith? Job walked this path. Jesus walked this path. Many have and will walk this path. Could you?
It is no secret that these last several years have been a raging storm for me. I have walked through many trials, fires, and storms that I felt in some moments were going to destroy me. However, here I am... Still fighting and persevering. If you find yourself in a similar season, there is hope! Here’s how I, with God’s grace and help, endured the fire and came out not smelling like smoke.
Recently I experienced a moment that has been all to familiar during the course of my ministry and service to God. It is something that everyone deals with. No matter where you are in your faith and walk with Jesus, this sin will rear its ugly head and wreak havoc on you and those around you.
During my time in New Orleans, in the summer of 2016, God allowed me to witness firsthand the depravity of our world. I have always known in the back of my mind that this world is truly messed up, but I never expected to see its depths in my own country. This experience broke my heart in a way that I will never forget.