A little over 7 ½ years ago, we launched Awaken Church. 8 months in, we lost everything to a flood. Our address was 585 S. Riverside Drive, but for about a week, it could have been 585 S. River. This week exactly 7 years ago, I waded into our church building on that fateful Monday morning, knee-deep in muddy, polluted river water. Standing in what had been our sanctuary, in the midst of floating chairs, I broke down in tears. My family had given everything to uproot and move across the country to plant Awaken Church. And now this?!

In that moment, I felt God quiet my heart and remind me, “I’ve got this. It’s MY Church.” He stood by His word.

Not only was Awaken one of the first businesses on Riverside Drive to reopen, but explosive growth began as we relaunched. We grew, added services, moved to a bigger space across the parking lot, then a few years later, purchased the whole shopping center!

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you…”

Isaiah 43:2 ESV

No matter what you face today: flood, financial hardship, family problems, failure, or anything else, God will get you through it if you’ll trust Him.

What scares you doesn’t scare God.

What stresses you out doesn’t stress God out.

What worries you doesn’t worry God.

What feels impossible to you is possible with God.

K E V I N • M I L L E R

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