Pastor and author Jeff Manion joins the Discover the Word group and observes that life is full of unwanted transitions, where life is not as it once was and where the future is uncertain--the "Land Between." But, he says, these transitions provide your greatest opportunity for spiritual growth. Join the group, as they use the biblical story of the Israelites journey through the Sinai desert as a metaphor for being in an undesired, transitional space, and help us find ways to see God in life's difficult transitions.
Have you ever cried out to God for help, wondering if He’s listening? In this chapter, you’ll discover how to cope after a dramatic life change like an illness, a job loss or a relationship crisis. Everything changes when you know that God actually loves providing for his weary kids!
What do Moses, Elijah and Peter all have in common? When they were at their lowest, God helped them in some unexpected—and very practical—ways. In this chapter, you’ll look at these beloved Bible characters and discover the important lessons you can learn from them. Like this one from Elijah: When you think God is going to scold you, He may just give you lunch!
“Time heals all wounds” is a common expression. But is it really true? In this chapter, you’ll learn that it’s not time that makes the difference during transition periods, but the choices you make while you’re in the “Land Between.” It’s precarious place where faith either grows or dies.
“Whom the Lord loves He chastens.” We read that phrase in the Bible, but what exactly does that mean? In this chapter, you’ll explore the uncomfortable topic of when God is a disciplinarian and discover the relationship between rescue and discipline.
During times of transition, we’re all automatically enrolled in “Trust School.” The question is this: will we barely pass, fail completely, or graduate with honors? In this chapter, you’ll discover that when life is turned upside down, God wants to know if you’ll still trust Him.