#41: On life’s expectations and God’s goodness.

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In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I share some thoughts about God’s grace even in the midst of life’s most terrifying seasons and how God’s goodness is always greater than we remember it — his goodness exceeds our expectations. When we look back over the course of our lives, we will only have witnessed a fraction of how infinitely good God is to us. And it’s not only the good things we received, it’s also the bad things from which we’re shielded. Our heavenly Father is constantly guarding and keeping his children in ways they can never imagine. God is always better than we give him credit for.


Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray

Looking Back,” Pastor Jim Blalock

We Expect Too Little from God,” Chad Bird

God’s Way of Peace: A Book for the Anxious, Horatius Bonar

The Saint and his Saviour: The Progress of the Soul the Knowledge of Jesus, Charles Spurgeon


This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more by going to CSBible.com.


I’m Brad Gray and I currently serve as the pastor of Stonington Baptist Church in Paxinos, Pennsylvania. Besides pastoring, I spend most of my time writing, reading, and ministering in many more ways. My sole aim is to proclaim the timeless message of God’s gospel of grace in everything I do and say. Whether through the written or spoken word, my priority remains sharing and upholding the good news Christ’s life, death, and resurrection for sinners.


Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0.