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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 …

Do You Really Want to Know What God Is Thinking?

Do You Really Want to Know What God Is Thinking?

There are times when God can seem distant and possibly disinterested about what is happening in our lives. On the ground level, we feel all alone. We are muttering and sputtering through life, while God is off fighting battles that seem more important to Him… Continue Reading …

Ever Tried Manipulative Praying?

There is a unique place where good and evil intersect in a Christian’s life. That place is personal suffering. What the world, flesh, and the devil mean for evil, the Lord God Almighty intends for our good (Romans 8:28). Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Bringing God Down to My Level So I Can Argue With Him

When the circumstances are the most adverse, the temptation will be the strongest to bring God down to your level so you can argue with Him. “Letting” God be God is one of our greatest fears. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

When You Feel That God Is Not With You

The loneliness of being alone is a sting that penetrates to the depths of a person’s soul. This kind of isolation is different from being by yourself. It cannot be solved by merely hanging out with people. Listen to the podcast You may want to… Continue Reading …

How Do You Want to Suffer? With or Without God?

All people born in Adam have no choice about personal suffering (Genesis 2:16-17). That is the bad news. The good news is we can choose whether we want to experience our problems with or without God. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Just When You Thought Things Were Going Well…

God operates with purpose. There is always a plan behind the madness that is in our lives. Our initial and most important job is to adjust our attitudes to theocentric ways so we can discern and respond appropriately to Him and others. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Seven Step Template For Change When Trouble Comes

Let’s Start Here: Are you problem-centered or God-centered? A quick way to analyze this question is by assessing your most common responses to the problems the Lord brings to your life. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

When God Does Not Come Through For You

God comes through for you when you get what you want. And He comes through by giving you things you don’t want. It’s this second truth that troubles our souls, and challenges our perspective about the Lord. Listen to the podcast   You may want… Continue Reading …

How to Respond When Blindsided While Doing Good

It is the crucible of suffering that reveals your most authentic thoughts about God and others. Sometimes the Lord puts you in that crucible, even while doing good, to prove your authentic faith. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: Rick’s Articles From… Continue Reading …