Scripture doesn’t skirt tough issues like suffering, struggling to believe in God’s goodness in tough times, and God’s silence. Biblical authors often didn’t find resolutions to their struggles, but lived in tension, destruction, and bereavement. The Psalmists’ doubts, despair, and depression; sorrowful books such as Job, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations; Habakkuk’s complaints; John the Baptist’s questions … More Why is God on mute?
For it must needs be, there is an opposition in all things ~ 2 Nephi 2:11 … it is as necessary that we should have difficulties to contend with, in order to make intelligent provision for our spiritual concerns, as it is that we should have the winter frosts and stormy weather to enable us … More How opposition is beneficial to us as Christians
Life is easy when things are going right. There are no complaints and there is minimal stress and tension in our lives. However, when it comes to those days when we face difficulty, there tends to be much to complain about. We lose focus on the most important aspect of our faith – a loving … More Growing through difficult times
23 When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. 25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He … More Matthew 8:26 | “You men of little faith”