The Trouble With Pain

Somehow C.S. Lewis wrote an entire book about how the existence of pain proves that God is real and that God is good. (I’m paraphrasing.) He says that considering something painful proves that pain is not the norm. If all of life was just a constant state of suffering then we would not call pain…

Moving Past Disobedience and Failure

  Perhaps the most agonizing part about disobedience is waiting around for another opportunity to prove yourself faithful. Think back to your schooling days. You took a test, waited a few days and received your results. As test scores hit your peers’ desks, students either sat up straight with confidence or slumped lower in disappointment….

When God Leads You Where You Don’t Want to Go

As I walk into this realization that God sometimes leads us where we do not want to go, my soul is torn. I hold both shock and joy, frustration and humility. I ask myself, “How could God call me somewhere I do not want to go? Isn’t He a good God? Isn’t He my friend? Isn’t…