If we brought God to the "Red Table Talk," this is what it would sound like.
- Chantelle Anderson
"God, What The Heck?!" is an honest, straightforward conversation with God about surviving life without losing our faith.
10 Devotionals per topic.
Chapter 1 - Compelled
Chapter 2 - God's Plan
Chapter 3 - Training
Chapter 4 - Safe
Chapter 5 - Open Wounds
Chapter 6 - No Shame
Chapter 7 - Coping With Jesus
Chapter 8 - Rescued
Chapter 9 - Free
Chapter 10 - Hopeful
I'm Chantelle! Author of, God, What The Heck?! and founder of Confidently His, an empowerment platform for women who want to create lives they love, with God.
I'm a writer, speaker, and spiritual mentor. I'm also a former athlete, so that colors a lot of my writing.
The thing most applicable to this book is that I've survived many different struggles of life with my faith and joy in tact.
But it's ONLY been by fighting to hold onto God and refusing to let go.
So I wrote this book to help other people do the same. And I can't wait for you to read it!
I don’t remember much after that. All of the sudden I looked up, it was 11:47 p.m., and I was still sitting at my desk with my head in my hands trying to make sense of what just happened.
This could not be real life. But it was.
Why do people we love die?
Why do kids get cancer? Or anyone for that matter?
Why are there incurable diseases?
Why are innocent people murdered for their skin color?
Why do we have natural desires that God says no to?
Why are some people born into poverty and others into wealth?
If God is good, powerful, and loving, how is all of this His plan?
This chapter could easily be the one that inspired the title of this book. Knowing God is all powerful while at the same time looking at the state of the world like, “God, what the heck?!”
It’s easy to trust God’s plan when what’s happening is what we think should happen. “Yeah God, great plan!”
But when God’s plan hurts, and what’s going on is completely the opposite of anything we’d ever choose, we have questions...
Does God really love me?
Is the Bible really true?
Is God actually good?
Does He really have power?
What’s the point of all this anyway?
I know this year I’ve asked myself all of these questions and then some. And what I’ve learned is, that’s okay.
It’s like any other relationship with someone you love. You can disagree, question, cry, and maybe even yell. But it’s not over until one person decides to leave and never come back. It’s still a relationship until one of you decides it isn’t worth fighting for anymore, and quits.
That person won’t be God. He’ll never walk out because the fight is always worth it to Him.
And although there are many hard things we go through, I think situations we don’t understand are the hardest not to quit on. At least, I know that’s the truth for me.
So in this chapter we’re going to study out believing in God’s plan. The one thing I want you to walk away with is a decision to not quit on God, no matter what is going on. Stay right here and fight for your relationship with Him.