Thank you for sharing the unfolding story of your struggles and growth with such honesty and insightful precision. You truly are an example of a faith in God that that is blooming in the fertile soil of sorrow. I look forward to seeing the precious rest of the story our Father has begun in you and your family. When we are in the depths of our pain and can still declare to a skeptical world that God is Good, it honors Him, it encourages other sufferers, and brings healing to our own heart. Thank you for saying it.
I wonder if we set ourselves up to be disappointed with God.
A friend’s son was in a car accident last weekend. His car rolled down a hill, and amazingly, he was not seriously hurt. The car was destroyed. They are shaken, and will be for a long time. It was terrible.
I don’t begrudge their miracle. I am rejoicing with them, sincerely. Every life saved on the road is a good thing. And I like to think that God’s angels held his head as that car rolled, guarding him the whole way.
Everyone is saying that God is good, because he didn’t get hurt.
We praise God for being good and protecting us when we get what we want. We thank him when the disease is cured and when the relationship is restored. An awful accident, the loss of a car, these things are put in perspective because…
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A common question that comes up among bereaved parents has to do with prayer. Specifically, the parent wants to know why, after begging God for the life of her child, the child died anyway. Or perhaps the child himself prayed to get well or a whole prayer chain of people prayed and still the child … Continue reading Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer?
Hans took this picture while standing pretty much at the edge of a cliff overlooking Cook Inlet. That's his shadow in the lower right corner. He made a point of showing me this picture (smiling), knowing I would experience significant after-the-fact-terror. Despite the photo, faith is not a leap off a cliff. It is a … Continue reading What is This Thing Called Faith?