After a catastrophic loss, it is natural to ask questions. For some of us, one of the questions we ask is... What if? What if I had called or texted her an hour earlier? What if I had not left him alone? What if the doctor had not been negligent? What if I had … Continue reading What If?
Joni Eareckson Tada on Doubting God's Goodness Excerpts: "Although so many so-called Christian therapists will try to convince you that it’s okay to lay it all out and vent your anger against God full force. Some will even tell you that you need to forgive God… friend that is the wrong advice. Never cast aspersions on His … Continue reading ‘Angry at God’ by Joni Eareckson Tada
Everything is necessary — Nothing is necessary (John Newton) Everything is necessary, which God sends. Nothing is necessary, which God withholds. How happy are those . . . who can resign all to Him, who see His hand in every trying dispensation, and who believe that He chooses better for them — than they could … Continue reading Christ is Sovereign Over All of Our Trials-John Newton
"God is good when things are going my way. God is good when things are not optimal. God is good when life is smooth and peaceful. God is good when calamity strikes. The fact that God allows painful things to happen does not change who He is." Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou … Continue reading Job’s Wife
Nothing whatever, whether great or small, can happen to a believer — without God's ordering and permission. (J.C. Ryle, 'The Gospel of Luke' 1858) courtesy of gracegems.org 'I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that can do no more. . . . Are not five sparrows sold for … Continue reading Our Father’s Hand
Did God Take Our Son, or Was it an Accident? “No, God does not do evil. God is good. But he does direct events here on earth and allows sinful man a lot of freedom to prove his utter hopelessness apart from the Almighty. And sometimes that gets pretty ugly.” Grieving, suffering mother, you could … Continue reading Revised Post: Accident or Appointment?
Religion can mean different things to different people. I do not consider myself to be a religious person. I am a Christian. A Believer. A Bible Believer. I might even be a Baptist. I go to church every week to worship and hear the Word of God preached. But I would not refer to myself … Continue reading Why Religion Doesn’t Help
The Key of Death is in the Savior's Hands! (James Buchanan, "The Key of Death!" 1837) "And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was … Continue reading The Key of Death
James Meikle; March 7, 1797 "A Periodic Interview with the King of Terrors" Our youngest child for some weeks past has been getting teeth, and was seized with a fever. And though sometimes a little better--yet the fever returned and cut her off. Yesterday … Continue reading My Pleasant Infant
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...this thing is from me. 1 Kings 12:24 Did God Take Our Son, or Was it an Accident? "No, God does not do evil. God is good. But he does direct events here on earth and allows sinful man a lot of freedom to prove his utter hopelessness apart from the Almighty. And sometimes that … Continue reading Accident or Appointment?