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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …