Category Archives: God is in Control

Trusting God in Painful Places

Do you trust God? If you had asked me a week ago if I trusted God, I probably would have said, “Yes” without much hesitation. I mean God has taken me through some lengthy trust-testing trials that have demanded a lot of me and my family. No doubt about it. But recently, God challenged that ready “Yes” response. You see, it’s easy to say we trust God, until the life of a loved one is on the line. All week, I’ve been host to a painful knot in my stomach over some awful circumstances hanging over a loved one. I’m not going to lie, it’s been tough, really tough. Many mornings, I’ve awakened to wave upon wave of fear-soaked adrenaline surging through my first semi-conscious thoughts. It has been a battle to get through each day without my mind submerged in the fear, … Continue reading

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Hold Onto Hope

  If ever we needed to hold onto hope, it’s now. Every day the news broadcasts some fresh horror that creeps closer to home. I don’t read every story, but I tune in enough to glimpse the chaos whirling past. It reminds me of a merry-go-round. Do you remember them? Most schoolyards had one and it was the hit of recess—until the ubiquitous bully came along. He’d grab one of the iron bars and spin it. Hard. Again and again. Faster and faster delighting in our screams and scramble toward the center column for safety. Then he’d step back, laughing while we clutched the bars, chins tucked to chests as the centrifugal force pulled and sucked, prying us loose to fling us into the waiting dirt and sand. Sometimes that’s what … Continue reading

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Doubting God Part 3: Doubt in the Face of Suffering

Every Christian will face suffering. Is your faith prepared to meet it? Continue reading

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