Are you afraid to die?
Why do people avoid thinking about death? Thinking about death too much is morbid. Not thinking about it at all is foolish.
Hope can be difficult to sustain when we undergo hardship and suffering. It’s easy to be optimistic when life is going well . . . but how do we keep despair at bay when adversity comes?
There are days when the weight of the world seems to be placed solely on your shoulders. Days when there’s no relief in sight. And you wonder how you’ll ever take just one more step. Sound familiar?
Walk with God . . . running the good race . . . I am the vine, you are the branches . . . those phrases all portray the Christian life. Unfortunately, sometimes these biblical references become clichés when over-used.
Is anything too hard for God to do? The obvious answer is no, but if that’s the case, why doesn’t He use His power to heal all cancer, bring peace among nations, and protect us from pain and suffering? Let's tackle these difficult questions.
Just like gold is refined in a fire, our faith is refined through testing. Perhaps you’re going through a difficult time right now . . . a testing of your faith.