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Do not fear, O land, rejoice and be glad, for the Lord has done great things. Joel 2:21

How do you know when God is ready to move you out from between a rock and a hard place? You know because He invades your ordinary with something extraordinary. He comes to your normal with something abnormal. He creates a scenario that doesn’t make sense.

When God creates a scenario that doesn’t make sense, it’s not supposed to make sense. Don’t be surprised or confused if God shows up in a way you can’t explain. You can’t explain it because God is showing up in it. The Bible is replete with examples of God moving people out from between a rock and a hard place by showing up in ways that human understanding couldn’t explain.

My best advice to you is that if you are in a wilderness, if you’re between a rock and a hard place and can’t find a good way out, if your situation seems as if it will never end, look for God to show up in a way that you can’t explain. His ways are not your ways. His thoughts are not your thoughts. God is not like you or me. If God were living in the era of Soul Music, his favorite song would be, “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time?” Didn’t I show up in a way that you couldn’t explain?

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That’s what God does. Look for Him.

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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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