Trusting God in the Fiery Furnace

Affliction. Despair. Pain. Loss. Anxiety. Betrayal. Hurt. All these conjure up a whirlpool of emotions and reactions. Most of us have probably experienced some or all of these and maybe a combination of these at some point in our life. How do we move forward while in the midst of these is the question? We may even question if God is even aware of our suffering? Does he hear us when we cry out to him? Why does he allow things in our life to go in a way that causes such emotional upheaval? For an answer let’s look together at Daniel 3.

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Love as Triunal?

 
The online urban dictionary quotes Sophocles: ‘One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. 
Not to be the guy who sees the glass half-empty but I’m not sold on the idea that this one word will free us from the ‘weight and pain of life.’ I love my wife and family, but there is still some pain I experience.

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Resolve To Be Closer With God

It’s hard to believe that 2017 has arrived. I know we hear a lot about new beginnings and resolutions. By the way, about 92% of all ‘resolutions’ made are not followed through with after a few weeks. I do want to encourage you to begin a 30-day trial of devotional readings from the Bible. You may want to simply read the Bible through. For the first time, I read the Bible through in 2016 chronologically. This was a bit challenging going through the Old Testament. You may want to start with a different plan. One that involves reading the Bible through in a year plan. Whatever you do, try, and stick with it. As believers, we need a steady infusing of God’s word. Read more…


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