Does God allow bad things to happen

In a dialogue with a friend suffering from illness, we were discussing why it seems God allows bad things to happen. I was thinking today about part of that conversation and my friend said this: “The greater conflict I find, however is that of God’s allowance of these things. God is all powerful and thus,… Continue reading Does God allow bad things to happen

God rescues us out of the pit

Psalm 107:20  “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions (or pits).” Here is a picture of God taking initiative towards those who have fallen into a pit or some other place from which they cannot get out by themselves. “He sent His word” conjures up many images such as… Continue reading God rescues us out of the pit

Do rest and work go together?

“And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (KJV) I was reading along in 1 Thes 4 and… Continue reading Do rest and work go together?