Are you growing weary of waiting for God's timing? Trust is much harder when you can't see how God is at work in your journey.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6
Many of us obsess about God’s calling on our lives. We may wonder what kind of career God is leading us to; we dream about making a difference, about falling into the exact and concrete will of God. And when things don't fall into place like we think they should, we may wonder whether or not we even have a calling.
Connecting with like-minded people who genuinely care about one another is a gift we take for granted all too often. But it's not always rosy; sometimes, friendship gets messy.
Dating and courtship present such a different world for each single person; some thrive in it, and some just can't wait to get out. Most single people spend time on both sides.
In this series of articles, Michael Horner, philosopher and apologist, invites us to consider whether the existence of evil and suffering provides adequate reasons to conclude that an all-good, all-powerful God does not exist. He points out that it is common for people to approach the question from two quite different perspectives, intellectually and emotionally, and that each perspective requires a uniquely tailored response. The investigation ends with a surprising twist.
The abundant life Jesus offers you is a journey of faith. It won't happen by accident. Daily surrender is required, but it's not about letting go and letting God. It's about running to Jesus, holding on to him, and saying "Yes" to what he asks you to do. It's admitting that you can't do it without him — that you need the Holy Spirit to empower you.
Church. Its whole purpose is to bring glory to the Creator, to worship him, and to proclaim his message of hope and healing in this world. But it isn't always easy when our experiences don't line up with scripture. This series uncovers some of the pains, joys, and failures that exist, why the Church is so integral to our faith, and why God values it so much.