Adversity Has Meaning

“For the believer all pain has meaning; all adversity is profitable. There is no question that adversity is difficult. It usually takes us by surprise and seems to strike where we are most vulnerable. To us it often appears completely senseless and irrational, but to God none of it is either senseless or irrational. HeContinue reading “Adversity Has Meaning”

Mental Illness Concerns

As with anything, those of us with mental illness have much to think through. I believe that God will direct us through these issues. And these are not static things. It isn’t “one and your done”– these are ongoing. They never get completely resolved; you must get used to this. The following list is notContinue reading “Mental Illness Concerns”

When God Promotes You

“Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.”  —Matthew Henry “God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.”  –Richard Cecil “Therefore I am well content withContinue reading “When God Promotes You”

A Stone’s Throw Away

“He walked away, about a stone‚Äôs, and knelt down and prayed” Luke 22:41 Who knows what Jesus is thinking at this precise moment as he entered the Garden? His disciples waited for Jesus and scripture states that he proceeded ahead of them— “a stone’s throw.” We often share in the sorrows of the people closestContinue reading “A Stone’s Throw Away”