by Danny Mack
Making times of trial and disappointment make sense is a tough task. It appears as if bad things happen to us for no purpose. Difficult questions are full of complex issues, and complex problems do not have simplistic answers. As one who has suffered through many puzzling circumstances, I feel like an expert on the complexities of life’s trials and tribulations. I want to share with you an insight that gives me comfort and hope.
NOTHING JUST HAPPENS.
Your life and the dramatic events that have happened to you are not without purpose. No matter how horrible the pain, no matter how unreasonable the circumstances, and no matter how bewildering the events were, they all have meaning and purpose. God has been in the process of orchestrating your life through painful circumstances in order to mold you into the person you are today. He has broken you in all the right places so that you can learn dependence on Him and compassion for others. I know what you are thinking – it isn’t fair! I have learned that what seems to be unfair is temporary and often ends being the defining moment of our lives. The thing we judge as unfair can set our life in a new direction and lead us into new relationships that make us become a drama that is being manipulated by the hands of the Master.
What once seemed harsh can someday become a treasure when viewed from a new perspective. Your life may be broken now, but you can be confident that God is breaking you in the right places.
About the Author: Danny Mack attended The University of North Texas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Danny has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees. He has served as the bereavement coordinator and chaplain for the Visiting Nurse Association, Grace Hospice, and Christian Care Hospice. Danny has over seventeen years of professional experience of in the hospice community. He has an email newsletter that weekly goes out to 500 recipients Danny Mack regularly speaks to audiences on a variety of issues. He has been a speaker for the Richard J. Price Caregiver Conference of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and Cancer Support Center of North Texas. Danny has been a presenter for the End of Life Nursing Consortium and was a presenter at the 2008 and 2009Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization Convention. He was a plenary speaker at the 2010 Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization and a key note speaker for the Ohio Home Health Association. Danny was the key note speaker at the 2011 Alzheimer’s Summit in San Antonio, Texas. Danny Mack was named the 2008 Hospice Bereavement Coordinator of the Year by the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. He is also the President of the Bereavement Coordinators Association. Danny has served on the board of Mesquite Social Services and Sharing Life Community Outreach, both agencies help people in need of food and clothing. He has started two non profit organizations. Danny Mack has done extensive training for hospice chaplains helping them to increase p professionalism and expertise in providing patient care. He is a member of the Chaplain Development Committee for the Texas New Mexico Hospice Association. Danny’s compelling story of overcoming polio and navigating the grief from the death of his brother, mother and father give him a unique ability to connect to his audience. His excellent speaking skills combined with creative presentations make him a sought after speaker in the field of spiritual care, bereavement and for motivating people to live their best lives. Danny speaks on a variety of topics. For additional information, please contact Danny Mack by EMAIL or by phone 972.679.2354 or visit his WEBSITE.