June 2, 2024

Struggles Make You Stronger

“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” – Psalm 42:7 The only reason I had any desire to get a degree in theology was because I knew I had to in order to be an ordained pastor. My attitude going in was, “I have the Bible and that’s all I need.” While in part that was (and is) true, it was incredibly stretching to find myself amongst a group of peers who would challenge in twenty different ways something I had always held as 100% true.  Believe me, I wasn’t prepared for that kind of feedback, and part of me wanted to walk out and quit from the start. However, what I realized as the months wore on is that the struggle was actually making me stronger. As I learned to accept the input of others and thereby

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