Funny What God Will Use To Help Us

All Saints

I want to first say thank you to everyone who reached out to me today!  Thank you all for your encouragement and your prayers!  I’m going to be okay and I have not lost my faith in God for a second!  I know He can do anything.  He had an angel pick me up once for crying out loud!  He is the God of all creation and He can do anything!  God gave me an intensely inquisitive mind and I just have questions that I am not afraid to ask because I take God at His Word when He says I can approach Him with freedom and confidence.  It’s not a lack of faith.  It’s quite the opposite!  I have so much faith that I get mad at times when God doesn’t move because I know how He can move in power and I fully expect Him to!  It’s just He usually doesn’t do it the way I think He will, but it always ends up better than anything I could have imagined anyway.

And that leads me to the title of this post.  It’s funny what God will use to help us.  Today, I was beat down and broken. You all know this.  I was honest about it and I asked for prayer.  Well, God is answering your prayers and this is how He did it!

I sat down to eat lunch and God told me to watch the movie called “All Saints.”  I had seen it this weekend on Starz, but we didn’t watch it.  The Lord reminded me of it and clearly gave me a nudge to watch it, so I said, “okay, Lord, I will watch it.”  I am glad I did!

The pain and hardships in this true story are so real and raw and I related deeply to the main Pastor Michael Spurlock and the challenges he faced.  What God did for Michael and his family, the church, the people from Burma, and the whole community is beautiful and it continues to this day.  I don’t want to say too much about the movie and I don’t usually plug movies, but I recommend watching it.  It is how real life feels and it shows the real challenges, hurts, disappointments, and questions we deal with as we follow the Lord.  It is also about the love and faithfulness of the Lord and that is the best part!  I was in tears through a lot of it, so grab a tissue box.

God gave me a new perspective today and I praise Him for that!  I am still struggling through my challenges, but I’ll be alright and I will be back at it tomorrow.  I hope and pray that sharing my questions, hardships, and struggles will help somebody else who might be feeling the same way.  Jesus will always be there for you!  He cares about you!  And He loves you!

Thank you all for being such great friends!  Grace and peace to you all!

“He must become greater; I must become less.”

John 3:30


Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

15 thoughts on “Funny What God Will Use To Help Us”

  1. Ryan, I appreciate your honesty and your deep faith. Thank you for sharing the reality of ups and downs in our lives and in our faith journey. I didn’t get to see your earlier post, but I am thanking God for the way He reached through your situation and uplifted you. It is amazing what God can use to reach us! Bless you, brother!

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  2. Ryan, I read your first post earlier and was going to comment but I got tied up at work and couldnt. I’m sorry.

    But, as a single dad, who strugfles constantly with financial issues, I do know that God supplies the needs. He’s got you and your families back brother.

    I want to say thank you for being real with your first post. That was tough to do and I know it.

    God bless brother!

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