When we are going through difficult times we may find ourselves asking: “Where is God in this?”, “Why isn’t He doing anything?”, “ What’s the point?” And “How could anything good possibly come of this?”
In Genesis 37-50 there is a story of a man named Joseph with God-given dreams for his future. He went from being his Father’s favorite son to being sold into slavery to being falsely accused and imprisoned before being promoted to Prime Minister. I’m guessing he may have had some of those same questions.
In Joseph’s story we see that God was with Joseph, God was working in the waiting, and God was preparing Joseph for his next assignment.
God is with you in your time of suffering too. He is working in your waiting. And He is preparing you for your next assignment.
You can trust God for His presence, His timing, and His purpose in your life.
Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.