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When It Rains Trouble … It Pours Trouble

 —  May 8, 2013 — 4 Comments

Honestly, our ministry is going through a little bit of a crisis right now.

On the surface you wouldn’t see much out of the ordinary – youth group is fun and energetic, small groups are plugging along toward the end of the school year and the last big event had strong attendance and quite a few new faces. My boss seems happy, we may actually come in on budget this year and generally things are OK.

But under the surface, we’re dealing with some serious issues. God is choosing to bring us not 1, not 2 … but 6 big things to the surface right now. Some serious stuff we’ve got to process. Some stuff we haven’t dealt with before. Some difficult conversations that need to be had. Some stuff it is mandatory it be reported. The ugly side of real-life ministry is here in full force this week.

And you know what? God is faithful. God is changing lives. God is giving us wisdom. God is guiding. God is healing. God is providing. God is giving confidence. God is pruning. God is.

It seems like when it rains trouble … a flash flood of tough stuff isn’t far behind. If you are wading in some deep waters or think you may be in over your head, remember that God is there through it all. I know I could use the reminder right now, too.

That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10


Josh Griffin


4 responses to When It Rains Trouble … It Pours Trouble

  1. just came out on the other end of similar times. praying for you guys

  2. Those words are comforting. We had to call in a hotline report after sexual abuse was admitted during a small group. Definitely the ugly side of ministry. Thankful for God’s faithfulness.

  3. Praying for you and your team, More Than Dodgeball has been a great resource for me and my team. I’m know I’m not alone in appreciating all you and your team do to support those of us in the student ministry trenches.

  4. Thank you for your godly perspective on difficult times. Praying for you guys!

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