Waiting on God: Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow by Charles F. StanleyTrusted pastor and bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley offers words of comfort and patience to anyone waiting for the answer to their prayers.
Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers? Do the days, weeks and years go by without evidence that your deepest longings could ever come true? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, you are facing a common faith-building challenge in the Christian life, and this book has the guidance you need to endure victoriously.
God has very special plans for your life, and the way He most often prepares you for them is through times of directed, active, purposeful waiting. So through timeless, biblical teaching, Dr. Stanley gives you the practical wisdom you need to make the most of the delays and follow God’s lead to the blessings you long for.
With counsel for staying on track when the tunnel is getting dark, claiming God’s promises, and finding purpose in the waiting, Dr. Stanley draws on personal experience and biblical principles to offer you encouragement and guidance no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.
Two preaching giants and the 'betrayal' that tore them apart
Pastor Anthony George felt a little intimidated when he got the call to come to Atlanta to work alongside prominent megachurch pastor Charles F. He was a former president of the powerful Southern Baptist Convention, a best-selling author and his name was known all the way from the pulpit at First Baptist Church Atlanta to Ukraine. Hearing him was on their bucket list. Apparently, George, who currently serves as senior associate pastor of the 13,member church, lived up to the challenge. Andy Stanley: The Renegade Preacher.
He has endured church politics, family tensions with his son Andy Stanley, and even the failure of his marriage at a time when a divorced Southern Baptist preacher keeping his pulpit was pretty much unheard of. Their separation prompted a church split and sent ripples throughout the Southern Baptist Convention, where the pastor had previously served two one-year terms as president. The elder Stanley was allowed to retain his position at FBC, but he has not remarried. Looking back, he now recalls how he felt as he faced the prospect of a lonely future:. Stanley cites many sources of support for helping him through his divorce, including the loyalty of his friends, the empathy of his church members, and his growing awareness of other pastors who found themselves in the same position.
The minister sat in a massive chair behind an enormous desk. He spread his arms across the desk as if he were bracing for battle. His secretary scurried out of the office when she saw Andy coming. The pastor had baptized Andy when he was 6, and groomed him to be his successor. But a private trauma had gone public.
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Charles F. Stanley believes that:. At the age of 14, Dr. Always practical, Dr. Stanley often says, "I feel I cannot honestly tell you how to believe Bible truths, and put these truths to work in your life, until I have first let God work them into my own life. In , Dr. In , a half-hour program was launched on an Atlanta-area television station.
He is also the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from to He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Stanley was born in Dry Fork, Virginia ; nine months later his father Charley died. Stanley grew up in rural Dry Fork in the outskirts of Danville. At the age of 12, he became a born-again Christian , and at age 14 he began his life's work in Christian ministry. Stanley received his bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond. He received his Th.