At times a trial cam come upon us so suddenly that it can overwhelm us if we are not careful and for the moment lose sight of God's working in our life. In this sermon Mr. Smith looks at the examples of Job and Jacob where trials took place. To show us how we should face such trials Mr. Smith then looks at examples from Elisha and Jesus where they kept sight of God's involvement in their lives.
Gary Smith was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, but spent most of his youth in the Pasadena, California area. He graduated from Ambassador College in 1976 and he and his wife, Liz, moved to Peoria, Illinois. For the next six years he worked as a nursing home administrator in Illinois, Ohio, and Texas.
In 1982, he and Liz began to serve in the full-time ministry. Since that time, they have served in a number of congregations in the Midwest.
Gary and Liz now pastor in Houston, Texas near their two children and grandson.