Recent news accounts about this “crisis” in the newer generations when it comes to being active in their faith has everyone scrambling for explanations.

Besides the fact that surveys always depend on how you ask the question and what the questions are, and how the questions are understood, there is someone else who might have a differing opinion on all of this…His initials are H.S.


It appears God has prewired nature and certainly our own nature to do most of our growth during stress, hardship and brokenness. Even though this is the case, we often don’t realize it until after the fact. How God does this is going to vary, but there are certain principles he seems to have in place.

The life of Joseph is a great springboard on this topic.