Together for Good

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28. (NASB) “What good can come from this?” It is a phrase I have found myself saying many times in my life. Sometimes it goes along […]

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Comfort From Affliction

When we are in the middle of struggles in life, it is hard to see any purpose in it. From my own experience a few years ago, when I felt trapped in a very traumatic situation with no evident end in sight, it all felt pointless. Day after day, as the trauma continued, it was […]

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Empathy for the Struggling

There have been times in my life, when I have struggled with trials, trauma and grief. In the depths of those struggles, I have often felt misunderstood and alone. At those times I needed someone to listen and empathize with me. Someone to walk with me through the trial and not judge me. Job faces […]

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The Discipline of Trauma

When I reflect back on so many traumatic events in my life, I recall the pain and hurt. In the middle of those events, sometimes I wondered what God was doing. Yet when I look at my life today, I know those events helped to shape who I am. My faith is deeper for having […]

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Overtaken by Trauma

The wave of trauma rises up before me, towering higher and higher. I cannot stop it from crashing over me, engulfing me in a torrent of many waters. The current of grief whisks me away. I am helpless. I cannot stop its force. The suffering twists my body, embroiling me in a sea of grief. […]

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Overcomer

What does it mean to be an overcomer? It is someone who has been trampled by life; someone knocked down by the hurtful actions of others; someone who has been crushed emotionally; someone who despite all this is able to pick themselves up, even if it’s just crawling, to press on; to keep moving forward. […]

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