Posts tagged peace
Understanding the Bad Things

We all experience trial. James would not say “when you meet trials” if it was something only some people have to go through. The other important point about trials to catch here is that they are “of various kinds.”  This tells me that we all face different hardships, but that does not elevate the severity of one person’s hardship over another’s. James tells us to “count it all joy” when we meet any trial. He does not limit our ability to see the joy in just some of our trials.

As I was meditating on this verse in light of my life, my mind zoomed through the things I would call trials. I have suffered...

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Bad Things vs. Good People

They also took Lot, the son of Abram's brother, who was dwelling in Sodom, and his possessions, and went their way.
Genesis 14:12

Do you find yourself asking why do bad things happen to good people? Or, where is God when bad things happen?

Throughout Scripture, bad things happened to seemingly good people. In Genesis 14:1-16, Abram’s nephew Lot is kidnapped in the midst of a war. Once Abram learns of his nephew’s predicament, he gathers his allies and goes to rescue Lot and his family (Genesis 14:13-16), but where was God? Why did God allow Lot and his family to be kidnapped?

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Anxiety and the Gospel

You're just sitting there, minding your own business, when all of the sudden it hits you. Your mind starts to spin, a million thoughts racing through your brain. Your heart is pumping out of your chest, you can't catch your breath. For a brief second, though it feels like years, you feel like you're going to die. Yes, you're having a panic attack....

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