This devo is for those who work in Christian Media and do not have a perfect life. You know who you are. Some of us even go on the radio every day and say all kinds of “positive and uplifting” things, even while our own personal stuff is unraveling.
I know pain.
My daughter became pregnant while she was in high school. Yep. How’s that for “Mr. Super Christian” on the radio? How many times have you heard a preacher say, “Young ladies who know their daddy loves them don’t go out and search for love, and get pregnant.” Ouch!
What a season of pain it was…. Over a period of about 7 years, I dealt with teen pregnancy, police, slums, guns, courts, control issues, and my own marriage was completely on the rocks, too. I’m fairly certain that I could win the title of “worse husband and dad in Christian radio”. Oh, how I hated every minute of the pain during that time, but I have since learned one simple thing…
God Never Wastes Pain
If we have a chance in the future, let me sit down with you and tell you all that God has taught me during this time. How much he has grown me. And, how I really am becoming more of what He wants me to be. Because I was so stubborn…there was probably no other way.
2 Corinthians 12:10 CEB. I’m alright with weaknesses, insults, disasters, harassments, and stressful situations for the sake of Christ, because when I’m weak, then I’m strong.
Are you in a painful season? God Never Wastes Pain
WAY-FM / Chief Content Officer