Psalm 22: A Biblical Response to Adversity

Hoping in God’s Promises

Where do you turn when you encounter adversity? We are often tempted to look first to our own resources or our own abilities for aid. But the book of Job teaches us to humbly approach our God and trust in Him for His help, even when we do not understand why He is...
Walking with God in the Valley

Walking with God in the Valley

It’s amazing how quickly a song evokes a memory—the feelings and thoughts of a particular place and moment in the past. The song “Christ Is Mine Forevermore” did that for me on a recent Sunday morning, especially these lines: Mine are tears in times of sorrow Darkness...
Counting Persecution as a Privilege

Counting Persecution as a Privilege

Preaching the gospel to his church almost got him assassinated. But that didn’t stop one Ethiopian man from continuing to witness for Christ. Tilahun along with his wife, Meseret, eventually fled to the United States, where they speak of the important role persecution...
Moving From Despair to Hope

Moving From Despair to Hope

“Two thousand fifteen was most likely the worst year of my life.” These words begin seminary professor Nate Hoff’s testimony, which you can watch here. Besides simultaneously dealing with his wife’s health problems and the loss of their child, he...