Sometimes the hopes and dreams we have for life seem to differ from God’s plan. Haddon and Alice will engage in a lively discussion about Drs. Paul and Margaret Brand. Hear the Brands tell about how they were called to India to serve as medical missionaries. But the journey they took . . . was far different than they expected!
Ever feel like life is one fork in the road after another? Just as soon as you’ve gone one direction, God seems to change the course and has you go a completely different way. We'll engage in a fascinating discussion about how that was true with Drs. Paul and Margaret Brand.
At times, we all experience pain. Whether physical, emotional, or spiritual . . . suffering seems to be an inescapable part of life. The story of Drs. Paul and Margaret Brand and how they grappled with the question . . . Why does God allow suffering?
For many people, December 25 is nothing more than a day set aside to exchange extravagant gifts. It’s become an oasis, of sorts, in the midst of the cold, dreary season. Well, this Christmas Day, take some time to reflect on the deeper meaning of Christmas . . . God coming to earth to live among us.
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.
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.
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.
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?
What’s your view of God? A cosmic Santa Claus, of sorts? Someone who rewards you for good behavior?
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.