Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: suffering

Why I Don’t Glibly Say “God is Good”

You’ve probably heard believers say, “God is good!” Many add a postscript: “All the time.”   I’ve said these words myself, especially after seeing His protection or receiving His provision. I know they’re true. But I’ll be gut-wrenchingly honest with you: Sometimes I say them more from my will than from my emotions. Social media… [ read more ]

How God Uses Our Pain for His Purposes

Romans 8:28 has been a long-standing favorite of mine and of many other Christ followers: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” When bad stuff happens to us, or when life takes an unexpected (and… [ read more ]

Kissing Self-Reliance Goodbye

Life’s richest lessons are often learned in the hard places. As a correspondent for Power for Living, I’ve interviewed dozens of people whose testimonies prove this is true. For instance…Tammy Trent, a Woman of Faith speaker whose husband drowned, told me how God had proved His presence and sufficiency to her in the hours and… [ read more ]

The Way I See Things

I’ve spent the last six weeks experimenting with various prescriptions for contact lenses. I finally found one that felt comfortable, but I couldn’t define anything more than a car’s length away. So, I traded those in for a different prescription, and guess what? I could see what the man in the moon was eating for… [ read more ]

Feeling versus Knowing

Amen to the comment about yesterday’s post! When Joseph was betrayed by his family and then thrown into prison for being lied about, I wonder how he felt. Did he feel like God was with him? Or did he have to choose to believe it? Therein lies the challenge for real life, eh? Heaven help… [ read more ]