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Here’s What God Can Do With a Wasted Life

The story of the Prodigal Son is a clear promise that God will restore the wasted years. It’s my favorite story in the whole Book, because we are so clearly able to see God running toward us with messy grace. Check out this #ThrowbackThursday clip!

Here's what God can do with a wasted life. Watch this short video!
I was a youth pastor for nearly ten years. I loved sharing the raw truth of the Gospel with teenagers and inviting them to embrace the messiness of grace.

Today is a #ThrowbackThursday clip of an short talk I gave on The Prodigal Son. It’s my favorite story in the whole Book. It’s a clear and beautiful promise that God will restore the wasted years, and come running to us with messy grace.

Check it out. And if you like it, share it!

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By Steve Austin

Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.