Jul 21, 2023
Do all things work together for our good? Today's guest, attorney, author, and entrepreneur Gina G. Parker, helps us discover how all things can work to bless us even when we face life's trials.
Gina G. Parker is an attorney and a successful businesswoman as well as an author and speaker for churches and women’s groups. Gina and her staff view the law practice as a ministry and share the love of Christ with those who enter the doors of her business.
Realizing a lifetime dream of owning a manufacturing company, Ms. Parker in 2001 founded Dental Creations, a dental manufacturing company, while continuing her general law practice. The company was founded with a vision to support missions, help women in crisis, and give second chances to criminal defendants through employment. Ms. Parker has voluntarily donated her legal services to help families and churches in crisis. She speaks at Sexual Abuse Recovery Seminars and has served as a board member for the Waco Family Abuse Center. Currently, she leads Hands of Hope International ministry. She and her family helped to purchase a Hungarian television station that reaches approximately 5 million homes with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Gina how she endured many personal crises, including infertility. She shares how scripture passages offered her the hope she needed to persevere. Parker notes that many people abandon their faith when facing hardships. She offers hope and encouragement to her legal clients. But she also noticed their suffering and challenges, so she took action and established a business to help provide jobs and second chances for those in need.
When circumstances get overwhelming, Parker offers the following advice:
We discuss the difference between all things working out as we hoped and all things working for good. Gina outlines how to cope with the unexpected by defining the path as an alternate plan instead of an end. She states that God still has a plan even when things don't turn out as we expected. We can find peace, joy, and purpose in our relationship with Jesus, not in success or circumstances.
Parker acknowledges the pain of our tragedies is real. We discuss walking through the reality of struggle. She states that it is hard to persevere and "count it all joy."
Gina recommends holding onto scriptures like 1 Thessalonians 5:17, which advises us to pray without ceasing. She also offers the following strategies to get through life's storms:
Parker states, "Truth is the greatest defender in the face of tragedy."
We discuss how to recognize when we've misplaced our trust and believed a lie. Gina shares her personal story of overcoming sexual abuse by partnering with God's truth instead of shame lies.
Gina shares some of her favorite scriptures, including Romans 8. She notes the power of speaking the truth over yourself aloud.
We discuss how to handle difficult people. Parker explains that anger does not work for our benefit. She states that our best responses to those who won't listen are silence and prayer. Changing the mindset of someone with an obstinate heart is unlikely to happen with words. Prayer can change us for the better even if the situation doesn't change.
Parker shares about her upcoming mission trip to Hungary, where she helped purchase a Christian television station to bring the message of hope to millions.
Check out The 828 Journey and Hush Little Baby, Don’t Say a Word, invite Ms. Parker as a speaker, or get more information about her ministry at www.ginagparker.com.
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