Tea with God: How did I get here?

Trista Laborn

Bestselling author, speaker, and activist Christine Caine helps readers who are feeling weary and like things somehow aren't quite right to identify how they ended up where they are and what they need to do to course-correct and anchor themselves in the only One who does not change or shift with the currents.

We've all at some point looked up from the daily grind and realized we had somehow drifted off course. Maybe we've been doing all the right Christian things and saying all the right Christian words, but inside we know something is just a bit off. Like we've run out of energy, vision, passion, and feel unable to move forward. The question we're pondering is not only How did I get herebut also What do I do now?

In this new book, Caine meets us all in that place of weariness and uncertainty, sharing her own journey of discovery with vulnerability, candor, and self-deprecating humor. She lays out what she has learned about staying the course when you're feeling untethered and guides us each to:

  • learn the questions to ask about our relationships with God, with others, and with our own hearts to stay continually anchored despite the world's shifting currents;
  • discover how to trust God more deeply by moving from a "what if?" kind of faith to an "even if" kind of faith;
  • identify nine signs we are drifting off course and learn how to reposition ourselves to get back on track; and
  • wrestle honestly with life's hard questions so we can respond faithfully to all the ways God answers, including the times when it feels like he doesn't.

Christine offers up deeply personal stories, scriptural insights, and an eye-opening admonition to start paying closer attention, helping us to stop drifting and start thriving as we place our anchor on our unchanging, trustworthy God.


I love sitting at my kitchen/dining room table, sipping my favorite hot tea and reading a good book. Especially a book that will strengthen my faith, during a hard season, I'm walking through. Reading someone elses testimony encourages me in my walk, because I remind myself, if God can do it for them, He can do it for me.

My favorite chapter is Chapter 2: You know you've drifted when you stop trusting and you start controlling.

This whole book is based on the scripture: Hebrews 2:1- " For this reason, we must pay attention all the more to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away."

No matter what we may go through its having an "Even-If Faith"... 

Even if I got fired from my bank job, I can still trust God. 

Even if I feel completely out of control, I can still trust God. 

Even if I feel disappointed, I can still trust God. 

Even if I feel betrayed, I can still trust God. 

Even if I have made a mistake, I can still trust God.

We don’t have to drift, even if our feelings are trying to, if we stay anchored in Jesus and keep our trust in Him.”- ChristineCaine, excerpt from “How Did I Get Here”

The even-if statements are from my personal walk that God is taking me through and I still trust God. No matter what I still trust God. 

She packs a punch in this book and will leave you encouraged and on fire to run this course. Order your book here.

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