Finding God in the Storms of Life
You are sailing happily through life, enjoying every good blessing, until out of nowhere a storm crosses your path and wreaks unbelievable havoc: * your doctor schedules an appointment with to discuss some unsettling test results; * your company...
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You are sailing happily through life, enjoying every good blessing, until out of nowhere a storm crosses your path and wreaks unbelievable havoc:
* your doctor schedules an appointment with to discuss some unsettling test results;
* your company declares bankruptcy;
* your oldest child is the victim of a drunk-driving accident.
Any number of surprises such as these can turn happiness into a nightmare, challenging your most foundational expectations about life.
But God's Spirit still hovers over the waters of your troubles, and you can find the comfort of his presence even when storm clouds obscure your vision. Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and author of THE GOD YOU'RE LOOKING FOR (Thomas Nelson), has experienced storms in his own life and as he has ministered to others. He brings pastoral wisdom and sensitivity to the issue of suffering and evil.
In this booklet, Hybels encourages you to bring your troubling experiences to God, to let God secure you to himself and deliver you through every storm of life.
IntroductionThe Gift of LifeThe Problem of EvilJesus' Response to EvilRogue WindsGod and TragedyWinds of Our Own MakingInhumane HumanityActs of God?Evil and the Evil OneEnduring TragedyFollowing God Through TragedyThe Anchor of Our Souls
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the largest and most influential churches in North America, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership for the local church.
Both visionary and passionate about seeing every local church reach its full God-given potential, he speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, evangelism, and church growth. An exceptional communicator, he is a best-selling author of more than 20 books on personal evangelism, marriage and especially on the subject of Christian leadership, including Just Walk Across the Room, Courageous Leadership and the newly released, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God and Having the Guts to Respond.
Bill received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and one grandson.
- The Gift Of Life
- The Problem Of Evil
- Jesus' Response To Evil
- Rogue Winds
- God And Tragedy
- Winds Of Our Own Making
- Inhumane Humanity
- Acts Of God?
- Evil And The Evil One
- Enduring Tragedy
- Following God Through Tragedy
- The Anchor Of Our Souls