Tag: adversity

A Closer Walk with God

Suffering is a required course in the university of life, one that should lead to you a closer walk with God.

Purpose in Evil

Why hasn’t God put an end to evil? If it were on our terms, we would eliminate the cruel world leaders, murderers, thieves, natural disasters, and diseases. But God’s approach is far more radical.

Fellowship in Christ’s Sufferings

This life is transitory, ephemeral, and we will face adversity while on this earth. But we have fellowship in Christ’s sufferings, a truth that ought to lead us to cultivate a greater longing for our eternal home.

2 Corinthians 4: Living Letters

If you are a Christian, you are a “living letter” (2 Corinthians 3:1–3). Your life demonstrates the truth of the gospel, demanding a response from all around you. At the end of the day, there can be no neutral response to Christ. We will either walk in the blindness of the world or in the light of the Holy Spirit.

1 Samuel 2: A Humble Honor

First Samuel 2 contains one of the great prayers of the Bible. The  prayer of a humble womangives us a picture of the honor and glory and praise due to God.

2 Corinthians 1: A Ministry of Comfort

Where do you turn when you are despondent and in despair? If you are in need of encouragement, 2 Corinthians 1 provides comfort in the face of adversity

1 Samuel 1: Presenting Our Prayers to God

First Samuel is a book of new beginnings, a transition from the old ways of the judges to the new ways of the kings. It begins with a story of prayer in which one childless woman, Hannah, begs God for a son. Her example teaches us key principles about presenting our prayers to God.

The Architecture of Nature

The greatness of God is on marvelous display in the universe. We need only take a closer look at everything around us in order to see it and glorify Him for the gratuitous beauty He has put into creation.

The Complexity of Creation

The more we look at creation, the more we see that evolution and natural selection cannot account for the complexity and gratuitous beauty we see.

Hoping in God’s Promises

Misunderstanding the character of God can lead to bitterness, especially in adversity. But hope in His promises is a sure foundation for our faith.