Tag Archives: Trusting God

Seen Another Way

A Scripture Vignette on Acts 8:1-4 Saul approved of [Stephen’s] execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Devout men buried … Continue reading

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A Matter of Trust

We avoid pain because… We don’t really trust God When, in the midst of very difficult circumstances, we shake our fists at God and say, “I can’t believe you’re doing this to me!” … it is a clear indicator that we believe we know what’s … Continue reading

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The Fantasy of Quick Fixes

We avoid pain because… We’re enamored with quick fixes Growing up, Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely my favorite meal of the year. I looked forward to it all year long. My parents would literally spend days preparing for it — shopping, chopping, marinating, … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness vs the Reality of Evil

Where does evil come from? (Question 4 of 8 in the Goodness of God series) In our discussion on suffering to-date, we have considered that pain and heartache enter people’s lives in four distinct ways: We suffer when we experience the consequences of our own sin. We … Continue reading

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Giants in the Land

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel….” [So,] Moses sent them [saying], “Go up into the Negeb and go into the hill country, … Continue reading

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My Light and My Salvation

Psalm 27, ESV 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, My adversaries and … Continue reading

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Honoring God in Counseling Others

Like everybody else this side of the Garden of Eden, I have a serious sin problem. One of my particularly well-traveled sinful paths is an arrogant pride that can far too often be harsh and unfairly critical of others. God has been working on … Continue reading

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