Faith and the Why Question

How do we grapple with the questions that arise in our life?  The difficult circumstances of life often provoke some of the most difficult questions that can disrupt, disturb or disconnect our relationship with God or amazingly they can cause us to draw closer to Him.

Last week I received news that an old friends young grandson (he graduated from high school in 2015) passed away in his sleep.  As of now, I don’t know if they even have a medical reason.  He just went to sleep and did not wake to another day on this earth.  Reading his obituary it sounds like he touched many lives on his abbreviated life for which I am sure his family are so thankful.  However, I am sure as they navigate life with a hole they are struggling with the ”why” question. Continue reading “Faith and the Why Question”

Checked your joy level lately?

Last week I talked about faith through surrender–not always an easy task. As we surrender, by faith, to His will we can do it grudgingly or joyfully. Our choice is to dutifully go about our tasks because we know it’s the ”right thing to do”, or serving with joy? I would love to say I always serve with joy, but alas it is not true. We are often surrounded by “joy stealers”, and if we aren’t careful we can find ourselves as depressed, depleted and discouraged believers. Not really the abundant life our Lord has planned for us.

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