After reading my sister’s blog post, “Let The Tears Flow” about her latest journey in life, in the midst of a divorce, dealing with disappointments and her faith, a friend give her an excerpt from Pete Wilson’s {Pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN} book, “Plan B“.

Small world moment… I’ve known Pete’s wife Brandi for a few years now thanks to a group for Pastor’s Wives called, “Leading and Loving It“.

“When life isn’t turning out the way we had hoped, we almost always default to feeling as if God has abandoned us.

We tend to wrap our own plans, our dreams, and our desires around our concept of God’s presence so that when our plans and dreams and desires are frustrated we assume that God is just not there anymore. When our plans, dreams, and desires crumble, our faith tends to take a hit. We instantly feel let down and distant from our heavenly Father.

And yet the truth is that God is most powerfully present even when He seems most apparently absent. He’s always working. Even when we can’t see Him or feel Him, all the circumstantial evidence of our lives will testify to His presence.

That is, if we’re willing to pay attention.”

That one little snippet was a WOW moment for me. I just purchased the book online, I can’t wait until for its arrival! *UPDATE: I couldn’t wait… I uploaded a copy to my Kobo tonight. 🙂 His 2nd book, Broken Promises, was released today 04/10/12.

Everybody has {or will} experience disappointments in life. Life is full of ups & downs. Part of our journey is learning how to deal with those disappointments while still trusting in God. 

What do you do when God doesn’t show up… the way you thought He would?!


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. Hope you enjoy the book! His 2nd one releases tomorrow!!!Let me know what you think about Plan B when you finish it.

  2. I believe that God is my substance my floatation device I would have drowned long ago with out him, I am going to get this book too.
    Its easy to tell someone to look to God in the hard times but I have to remember my own advice when I'm in a hard time.
    thanks for sharing the book

  3. Sounds like a need this book right about now… definitely need it.

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