How surrender gave Brandon a life full of purpose and meaning
By Lou Haviland
As Brandon stood with his older brother and cousins on a Florida corner asking passers-by for spare change, he blamed God for his circumstances.
How did we get to this place where we’re panhandling on the street? he asked himself.
Brandon had faulted God through most of his life when things didn’t work out—even as a child, when the weather wasn’t windy enough to fly his kite. He also blamed God for his family’s choices that had claimed his parents’ marriage as well as the lives of beloved family members.
Ultimately, Brandon would realize God hadn’t been his enemy at all. In fact, he would learn God had been for him all along, orchestrating the second chance that would open doors to a new life.