Students groan when presented with a pop quiz or final exam. And we don’t respond much differently when life sends trials our way. Perhaps you’re struggling with a difficult situation right now.
Everyone’s journey of faith is uniquely scripted. We start out knowing a little bit about God, but as we experience Him through the different trials and joys of life, our understanding grows deeper. Perhaps you’re having trouble seeing God in your present circumstance.
It’s difficult to release our children into God’s care, isn’t it? But as parents, that’s what we’re called to do, as we send them off into the world.
Ever ponder the assumptions we make about God? “Well, the God I know would never allow me to lose my job or give me a spouse who’d have an affair.” And the list goes on and on.
Most of us like to feel we’re in control of our lives. And yet, no matter how hard we try, circumstances come that we’d never expected. Let's talk about the ups and downs in life.
The life of faith isn’t always black and white. It’s a mystery. In fact, sometimes it’s difficult to see God’s design behind the trials we’re forced to endure.
More often than not, we don’t fully understand God’s ultimate purpose for the trials in our lives. But during those difficult times, we can hold on to the truth that God can bring good out of our pain. Perhaps you’re going through tough times right now. Find encouragement on today.
What’s your view of God? A cosmic Santa Claus, of sorts? Someone who rewards you for good behavior?
Now, here’s an honest question. Is God enough? Without the promise of good health, financial security, even the promise of Heaven . . . is God enough?
Whether it’s a spur-of-the-moment road trip, or responding to an eloquent speaker at a conference . . . spontaneity can be exhilarating. But sometimes the choices we make on the fly aren’t the best in the long run.
When we see God consistently come through for us over time, our trust in Him grows. We aren’t expected to take huge leaps of faith early on . . . instead our faith grows over time.
Death is a source of fear for many people. It’s something none of us can avoid. And yet, Christ has conquered death! It’s a profound statement that deeply affects each of our lives.