Contributed by Larry Turner on Feb 8, 2016
God, why did this happen,
Questions my soul needs to know.
If you really love me
Why am I hurting so?
Why did you let it happen?
The power is in your hand.
Why did you not stop it?
Please help me understand.
I know it’s for a purpose.
I have to figure out
What is your
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 27, 2006
Could God make a object too heavy to lift?
Couldn’t lift – not all powerful.
Couldn’t make – not all powerful.
God is not bound by physical limitations.
But there are many roads to the top of the
DON’T TREAT HIM AS DEAD
Early in their marriage, Martin Luther’s wife watched him battle bouts of depression, even question God’s willingness or ability to help him through a difficult trial.
Without saying a word, she donned a black dress and veil, reserved for times of mourning. When Luther
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 30, 2001
The devil has a plan for your life: Doubt - To make you question God’s word and His goodness; Discouragement - To make you look at your problems rather than at God; Diversion - To make the wrong things seems attractive so that you will want them more than the right things; Defeat - To make you feel
Contributed by Denise Raterta on Oct 31, 2005
Griping is not an unusual trait shared by a good number of believers whether they are at work, at home or in church—demanding bosses, nagging wives, stubborn kids, boring preachers, incompetent government, rising prices, the list of our objects of complaint goes on and on. If we fined ourselves
Contributed by Nathan Parker on Mar 10, 2007
Life Examples: Hosea: A Longing for Intimacy (Hos 11:8-9)
Without questioning God, Hosea obeyed Him and took the prostitute Gomer to be his wife. Though she wandered and repeatedly slipped into unfaithfulness, Hosea obeyed the Lord and did not cast her way.
The moving poetry of Hosea reveals the
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
LISA BEAMER: FAITH IN TRAGEDY
In her book, "Let’s Roll" she explains how she was reared in a loving home where the Lord was honored. She goes on to record: "On October 25, 1984, pain seared through his chest and everyone thought he was having a heart attack. The next morning at 5:00 a.m. the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 1, 2011
I’ve know people who questioned God’s love for them because God didn’t heal them. I’ve known others who questioned their own faith...they felt like if they’d just had more faith God would have healed them. In fact, I’ve known people who were TOLD by a faith-healer that the reason
Claude and Amanda Tackett were a typical young mid-western couple, living in Louisville KY. They were members of the Southeast Christian Church. Claude had recently completed law school and was doing well in his first job as a lawyer.
In January of this year, Amanda gave birth to their first
Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Feb 19, 2007
In 1987, I was called as a paramedic to a child hit by a car. As it turned out, it was one of my elders’ sons, Michael, who was only 5 years old. He was in critical condition with head injuries and needed to be transferred to a trauma center as soon as possible. I was still fairly new in my
TOO SOON TO QUIT
Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
I heard a story of a weak, sickly man. The weak man decided to withdraw from society and die. The man owned a cabin far from any other people. There was a boulder by the edge of the porch, a huge boulder. He
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2011
BENNIE DEMERCHANT: GOD IN OUR DESPERATE PLACES
Brother Bennie Demerchant tells the story of an incredibly desperate place in his book Full Throttle in the chapter called "Extinguished Candles." The work in Brazil had been very productive with churches being established and converts being won.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 24, 2003
[H. B. London on Mysteries That Stretch Our Faith, Citation: H. B. London, from They Call Me Pastor (Regal, 2000), pp. 23-30]
Four doctors in surgical greens stood before Dave and Jana at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.
I stood by helplessly as one doctor spoke. "Your baby has died
Contributed by Tony Miano on Jun 18, 2001
The movie industry has made some pretty creative attempts at explaining conflict with god. For those of you that remember the movie “Caddyshack,” there is a scene toward the end of the movie in which a golfing enthusiast priest is playing the round of his life. As he makes his way around the