Tag Archives: Suffering

Where Is God in the Darkness?

Where Is God in the Darkness?

That Safe Darkness You have wrapped yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through. — Lamentations 3:44 “I call, I cling, I want — and there is no One to answer… Where I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven — there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like

Overflowing Joy

But the fruit of the Spirit is… joy. — Galatians 5:22 The word joy has all but disappeared from our current Christian vocabulary. One reason is because we have confused joy with happiness, and have come to believe it is found in pleasure, security, and prosperity. In doing this, however, we have believed a lie that Satan is constantly telling

What to Do While Grieving

You can’t stay here. The journey of grief is one that you must ultimately decide to complete. You cannot remain where you are right now. Time moves forward, and so must you. “You can’t stay here because God’s Word is always going forward,” says Dr. Ray Pritchard. In Philippians 3:14 Paul says that he moved

The Dream Broken: Finding the Goodness and Love of God in the Midst of Suffering

Editor’s Note: Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the city and in their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just 6 months later, everything changed in a

A Hot Cup of Coffee with a Friend

And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great. — Job 2:13 ESV When someone is hurting or struggling, it’s natural to want to lend a hand. Church folks are great at organizing help

Good Days. Bad Days. God Is In All the Days.

Be still, and know that I am God. — Psalm 46:10 reads the sign on God’s waiting room wall. You can be glad because God is good. You can be still because He is active. You can rest because He is busy… To wait, biblically speaking, is not to assume the worst, worry, fret, make demands, or

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