Category Archives: disappointment with God

The Blessings of an Illness

The Bible is full of miraculous healings. Jesus Christ performed many of them. He taught His disciples, and those who would follow, to heal the sick and afflicted. I’ve personally seen legs lengthened and fevers ‘broken’ on several occasions. It … Continue reading

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Is it Wrong to Get Angry with God?

Interview with Dr. Billy Graham Q: Is it wrong to get angry at God? I’ve beten through some very hard times recently and I feel like God has let me down. I’d like to get past this, I guess, but … Continue reading

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The Awful Pain of Job

“Oh, why give light to those in misery,     and life to those who are bitter? 21 They long for death, and it won’t come.     They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure. 22 They’re filled with joy when they finally … Continue reading

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Discernment for Dummies

 “But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” Hebrews 5:14, NASB “The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that … Continue reading

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Oh God, Why?

“Why have you made me your target?…Why do you hide your face?…Why should I struggle in vain?…Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment?…Why then did you bring me out of the womb?” Job 7:20, 13:24, 9:29, 24:1, 10:18 … Continue reading

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Working in the Time of Grace

Working in a Time of Grace ‘These men who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’  … Continue reading

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