In Times of Trials.…Thee are devastating times in our lives that stretch everything we know and believe. We are in pain, at times physically, at other times emotionally, and …sometimes both. Some of these seasons last much longer than a few days, and the physical strain can take a terrible toll on our emotions. Conversely—when we are continuously despondent […]

I thought my sufferings would end when I became a Christian? 1 Peter 4:13-14Romans 8:18… God’s Word provides us with two reasons that God’s children continue to face suffering after salvation. First, though delivered from the dominion of sin, Christians still experience the effects of sin. The reality of suffering endures in a world tainted […]

“Is it wrong to feel disappointment with God?”……Disappointment with God is not necessarily wrong or sinful; rather, it is a part of the human condition. The word “disappointment” means “a feeling of dissatisfaction when one’s hopes, desires, and expectations fail to come to pass.” When God somehow fails to satisfy our hopes or doesn’t live […]

I feel abandoned in my trial. Why does God seem so distant when I need Him most? Psalms 88:6Psalms 22:1Matthew 27:461 Peter 1:3-7…You’re troubled, so you pray.…You’re distressed, so you cry for God to bring you quick relief. …But all you hear in reply is silence–a silence so deafening it drowns out every thought but […]

“Is there meaning in tragedy?”……When tragedy strikes, it is common for people to ask, “What does this mean?” When we witness some disaster or mass murder, there is a natural feeling that what has happened should not have happened. This innate sense of “wrongness” is a clue to meaning in these events. When we look […]

“Why does God allow natural disasters, i.e. earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis?”……Answer: Why does God allow earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, mudslides, and other natural disasters? Tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 2008 cyclone in Myanmar, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the 2011 earthquake/tsunami near Japan cause many people to question God’s […]

In Times of Trials.…These are times in our lives when we are in pain, at times physically, at other times emotionally, and sometimes both. …Some of these seasons last much longer than a few days, and the physical strain can take a terrible toll on our emotions. …On the other hand—when we are continuously despondent and disheartened, our […]