James has an interesting take on trials. He tells us that we are to consider it all joy when we face them. Whatever shape or size the trial takes, we are to meet it with joy and expectation. Why? Because we “know” the adversity is a kiln to the strengthening of our faith and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on When Bad Things Happen to God’s People
Excerpt from The Prayer of Jehoshaphat: Seeing Beyond Life’s Storms (Stanley D. Gale, P&R Publishing, 2007) Growing up at the beach, I witnessed many severe storms. Often during a hurricane or nor’easter, I would walk down to the shore and take in the fury of the gray, white-capped, swelling, surging ocean. Sometimes the water […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Reaping the Spoils of Trial
So many people I know are going through great distress. Some are dealing with severe health issues. Others are buckling under the weight of unrelenting relationship conflict. Others are seemingly trapped in thankless jobs. As I have been praying for these dear brothers and sisters in Christ, reflecting on how oppressive their situations are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.