The Bigger Picture

Isaiah 55

One day, back in November, while scrolling my local newspaper’s website, I came across a picture and was instantly captivated by its beauty. Staring a moment longer at the grandeur of the scene, I came to realize that the building was familiar to me—it was the inside of my hospital! The place I’d been visiting pretty frequently, as multiple health issues had abounded over time. Continue reading

Affliction: A Different Perspective

Psalm 119_71

In Psalm 119:71, David says, “It was good for me to be afflicted, so that I might learn Your decrees.” Not long after I was converted and afflicted (some time ago now), I found myself echoing that same sentiment on reading it. In spite of the dire circumstances I found myself facing, I could see God’s hand within them, working for my good. Years later, still facing much affliction, my sentiments are the same. Continue reading

For These Trials I’ve Prayed

1 Peter 1-6

“The very thing that seems disastrous to you, may be the answer to a prayer prayed by you.”

The above quote stems from something God revealed to me some years ago on my college graduation day (concerning some things that had happened sometime prior to it), and it’s something He continues to remind me of even now. Continue reading

Are You Listening Well?

affliction

Very often during people’s hardships or trials, I hear, or read, them say that God is silent, that He’s not saying anything to them. However, during the hardship (the very trying ordeal) that I find myself in right this minute—and have been in for some time—I feel the exact opposite. Continue reading