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- Asking Why When unexpected and painful tragedies strike, our first inclination is to ask God why this has happened to us. Chuck Swindoll quotes a statement from Job in order to present another statement of acceptance that we ourselves can make during our own agonizing times. When we focus on who God is, our questions take on lesser importance.
- Back Door Blessing We all admire someone who possesses that elusive quality called wisdom. But, as Chuck Swindoll explains, there’s generally only one path that leads to wisdom: the path of pain and trials of life. It’s only through enduring disappointments and struggles over time that God can mold us into true followers who walk by faith and have a depth of insight that stays with us for life.
- Commence Prayer You’ve probably heard the familiar saying, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” This article echoes that sentiment, giving specific examples of people in mortal danger who cried out to God for help. Chuck Swindoll states that sometimes God has to blow away all of our props before we’ll turn our stubborn hearts to Him. But out of that humility, we can finally sense and respond to God’s comfort and healing presence.
- Committing to the Road Less Traveled
- Firm Footing for Life's Landslides We’ve all encountered times when the foundation we were walking on—that we assumed was firm—turned out to be shaky. And sometimes the resulting falls were painful and intense. Colleen Swindoll-Thompson addresses the spiritual battles that can result when the inevitable storms of life knock us for a loop—either literally or figuratively. She spells out for us the characteristics of a firmly rooted person who need never fear being badly shaken.
- How Do I Survive Losing a Loved One? This article points out that grieving the loss of a loved one is a journey that cannot be shortened or shared with another. It’s deeply personal and can seem overwhelming at times. But with great wisdom and empathy, this article presents some time-tested principles for helping a person keep his or her sorrow from turning into despair.
- Is God Really in Control? We've all gone through times in our lives that don't make sense to us—when God doesn't seem to have a plan in operation. Greg Smith reminds us of times in Scripture where events seemed to be happening outside of God's control. But, of course, God was working His will behind the scenes the whole time. Greg gives three suggestions to help remind us of God's sovereignty during those times when God's purposes are veiled from our sight.
- It's Okay
- Just Wondering
- Our Tragedy, God’s Glory Like the biblical accounts of the blind man in John 9 and the death of Lazarus in John 11, what may seem to us a tragedy is part of God's eternal plan to bring glory to Him.
- Somewhere Down the Road
- The Eternal I AM
- The Hiding Place
- The Holy Spirit’s Power and Presence in Times of Crisis
- The Lord Bless You . . .
- The Source of Hope and Strength What happens when the bottom drops out of your life? Colleen Swindoll points you to the words of Jeremiah to find the answer. The prophet was surely a man in crisis, having to watch his beloved nation carried away to captivity, despite his best efforts and pleas for change. Draw comfort from his words and example as he chose to look to the Lord for strength.
- What Should I Say to Hurting People?
- What You Never Expected