God has sent us the trials we are experiencing in our lives, and He wants us to see them in the way that He sees them. And that’s because He’s shaping us to make us into something that we currently are not. And why is He doing that? Because in the current shape we’re in, God won’t give us what He ultimately does want to give us, when we have eventually been conformed to His will.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.