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Giving Comfort to Hurting People

Giving Comfort to Hurting People

To ignore someone’s pain is to add to that pain. Instead of fearing we’ll say the wrong thing, we should reach out to hurting people. Many times it’s better just to put our arms around someone and cry with them; people almost always appreciate it when you acknowledge their loss. 

God Appoints Times and Places—and Snowstorms

God Appoints Times and Places—and Snowstorms

Last week I took a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas to record three programs about my book If God Is Good with Family Life Today radio. 

God Being Who He Is, and We Being What We Are…

God Being Who He Is, and We Being What We Are…

A. W. Tozer is one of my all-time favorite authors. In The Pursuit of GodTozer writes this:

As the sailor locates his position on the sea by “shooting” the sun, so we may get our moral bearings by looking at God.
God Is Watching and Documenting the Faithful Deeds of His Children

God Is Watching and Documenting the Faithful Deeds of His Children

While we may never seem to see any results from serving the Lord here on Earth, Malachi 3:16-18 is a remarkable passage that tells us God is watching and is documenting the faithful deeds of his children on Earth.

 
God rejoices in all He has made, and so should we

God rejoices in all He has made, and so should we

Keep in mind God’s Word: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1). This is not our place to trash. It’s God’s place to treasure. To care for the world is to care for its people.

 
God Rejoices Over Us with Singing

God Rejoices Over Us with Singing

George Mueller once said something like this (not verbatim, but this is its essence): “I read Scripture until I come to a verse that can bear my whole weight, and then I stop and ponder it.” That happened to me yesterday, and today I am pondering the same verse. But first, the background, so you’ll know why I’ve found such comfort in it.

God Sends Christmas Snow, Clean and Quieting

God Sends Christmas Snow, Clean and Quieting

Usually here in my part of Oregon there are more mighty downpours than great snows. But my brother Lance and I, who've lived here all our lives, were just agreeing that this is the most snow we've seen since 1968, forty years ago.

God’s Good Gifts

God’s Good Gifts

I’ve been attending and speaking at the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxbridge. Yesterday afternoon at one of the seminars, I talked about the problem of evil and suffering. 

God’s Grace and Our Sickness, from Doug Nichols and Matthew Henry

God’s Grace and Our Sickness, from Doug Nichols and Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry preached a sermon to young people from Proverbs 23:26: “My son, give me thy heart.” He then added in his diary the following affectionate and devout aspiration, “Lord, take my heart and make it such as it should be.”

God’s Redemptive Purposes for Evil and Suffering

God’s Redemptive Purposes for Evil and Suffering

The stronger our concept of God and Heaven, the more we understand how Heaven resolves the problem of evil and suffering. The weaker our concept of God and Heaven, the stronger our doubt that Heaven will more than compensate for our present sufferings.

 
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