When Life Doesn't Make Sense: Shaping a New Start

· Russell D. Ward

About this ebook

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense is a timely, immensely practical and compelling book. Believers are trying to process a troubling season of life – grief, unemployment, money problems, divorce, sickness, relationships loss – to name a few. When someone is overwhelmed by loss, a hole is burning in their soul. They ask…

What is the meaning of my pain? or is there meaning in my pain?

Russell exposes the link between the New Normal and a profound spiritual event – The Wilderness. An unsettling place of emptiness, darkness, and suffering. The Wilderness is unplanned, unscheduled, and unwelcome.

Being in the Wilderness can be overwhelming, as one grapples with dead ends, setbacks, detours and delays. God DOES have a plan of escape. Moses, Joshua, David, Job, Jesus and Paul were not exempt from experiencing a Desert time in their life – and they would call themselves blessed that they did!

There is hope. God leads you through the pain and pressure of the Wilderness to The Promised Land – a place of peace, fruitfulness, and freedom.

As you journey through the Wilderness, you acquire different “tools” and put them in your spiritual toolbox. These tools are traits such as courage, endurance, prayer, fasting, obedience, patience, etc. You will often return to your toolbox to make use of them.

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense is an immensely practical book filled with true-to-life stories. Its approach will penetrate your heart and illuminate your journey. Your present trial could be what sets off a great move of God in your life.

The Desert is a litmus test to expose what state of mind you are operating under, with the purpose of freeing you from an incorrect mindset.

God planned for the Israelites something greater than simply having them travel from one place to another. They were being reprogrammed to accept their new assignment. When you follow their story, there is a misconception that being in the Wilderness is punishment.

We are broken and humbled in the Desert. It is there we learn to rely on God’s provision. The longer correction is resisted, the greater the hindrance to spiritual growth. Correction prepares your heart to meet God in a new way. It is the primary means by which God reveals His character in us.

There are some who elect to live and die in the Wilderness. If they choose to do so, it leads down a path to immoral and destructive behavior.

God brings His people into difficult situations to shape and train them. Adversity is necessary to ready a soldier for battle conditions. The Lord always fulfills His promises, unfolding them when the time is right.

Each chapter is written with great respect for the complexity of your situation. Russell delves into the reasons readers feel adrift from God and how Christians can create or renew a power-filled relationship with Him.

Learn more at www.promisedlandbook.com. Learn more about Russell at www.russellward.com

About the author

Russell began his career as a pastor. After 8 years, he transitioned to being a small business owner. His start-up businesses include a Christian bookstore, land investment enterprise, and business coaching service.

Russell is a 4th generation small business owner. Entrepreneurship is in his blood. He has served over 500 different clients through his business coaching service. He is a seminar speaker, author, teacher, and business consultant. His relational style and personal experiences bring a wealth of knowledge.

He holds two Master Degrees (Divinity and Ministry Management).

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