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The Anniversary of the Worst Day of My Life

The Anniversary of the Worst Day of My Life

Knowing God through personal study and experiencing Him in the crucible of suffering are two radically different things. This autobiographical short story briefly walks you through the worst day of my life, the day I met the Lord in the crucible of suffering. Everything changed… Continue Reading …

The Uncomfortable Benefit of God Being Silent

The Uncomfortable Benefit of God Being Silent

Silence does not have to be a bad thing, even the silence of God. During the Lord’s quietness, He can communicate some of the most profound truths, if you’re willing to listen. Ultimately, we have to trust the Lord’s wisdom in all matters of life… Continue Reading …

The Unparalleled Benefit of Living In an Unchangeable Situation

The Unparalleled Benefit of Living In an Unchangeable Situation

What would you rather have if you only had one choice: a change of circumstances or a change of mind about your circumstances? This question is critical, as well as tied directly to the quality of life you will experience with God and others. Listen… Continue Reading …

If You Knew the Backstory Would It Make Any Difference?

The backstory is the story behind the story. There is always a backstory to every story. The story that you know is not all there is to what is happening to you. Behind every story, God is mysteriously working. How does not knowing the whole… Continue Reading …

I’m Angry at God Because He Did Not Help Me

Member Question – I was once asked the following: “How do you encourage someone toward the Lord when they are angry at God for past difficulties? They are mad because God did not protect them or deliver them from their problems. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Three Things To Know When Life Does Not Make Sense

You most accurately reveal your view of the Lord during your times of difficulty. Life pressures expose your strengths and weaknesses. While you do not want to ask for trouble, you most definitely do not want to miss the opportunity to assess your faith when… Continue Reading …

You Know Your Faith Is Real When

Job’s wild ride through the crucible of suffering was coming to an end. The devil was defeated. The Lord was glorified. And Job changed. I knew the first two things were going to happen: Satan would lose, and God would win. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

How Can I Trust God When He Does Not Act the Way I Think He Should?

When things do not go according to your plans and the losses keep mounting, it’s only a short step from walking away from God and caring friends who can persevere with you and your suffering. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Three Keys to Help You Look Beyond Your Suffering

Does anyone love God because of who He is exclusively or do we love God for what we can receive from Him? More personally, do you have faith that is larger than your self-interests? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

When God Whittles You Down to Size

We have two possible responses to our problems. We can be problem-centered or God-centered. The first reaction leads to anxious complaining while the second is the path to peace, even in the midst of suffering. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …