Reflections of Grace 124: Let it Go-True Surrender, Part 2

[display_podcast]“All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.”Really?Do you sing that song and truthfully think of its meaning and embrace all that it suggests?What are you surrendering?A few years ago through a season when God was teaching me to “let go” of those things I could not control; for some odd reason I felt that my obsessing would somehow change the circumstance in another person’s life or even my own.  After much agony and defeat, I finally began to get it … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 122: Finding the Courage to Walk Out of Your Pain

[display_podcast]“Jennifer” came to me for coaching… a broken person, chained to a very unhealthy relationship, unable to break free; trying to make peace with her abusive childhood and years of abuse to follow–in a place she thought she would never be free of, and miserable inside.I discerned right away her servant’s heart and her desire to reach out to others that were hurting or needing to know that someone cares.You see, God used her past to equip Jennifer to have a heart of not  … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 97: Storms Are Invitations To Dance With Jesus

[display_podcast] Can I consider my life pure joy?  Or have I been caught up in looking at the depth of pain and the depth of trials and sometimes pure craziness in my life, and thought, Have I not sown into your Kingdom?   When is my time coming? “Haven’t I served you all my life?  Why so much suffering.Starting from my childhood of abuse and ending up here, years later… still struggling for a reprieve.”Don’t we just get so wrapped up in ourselves sometimes? I like what … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Trusting God When It Hurts

From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is continuing to trust God when hard things are coming into our lives. In times of disappointment and pain – when situations worse than your wildest nightmares are happening to you.And you are God’s child. How do you explain that?God, what are You doing? Why is this happening to me? I thought I was Your child and that You were my Protector?But, you see, God is ab … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 8

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.God can use pain to grab our attention and teach or redirect us in ways that will be important for our lives.  C.S. Lewis famously wrote: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain.  Pain is His megaphone to arouse a deaf world.” You know, most of us don’t change our lives, or wake up to things in our lives, unless we go through hard times.  And often, God uses horrible … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 90: THE Answer to THE Question: “Why?”

[display_podcast] From Dewey Bertolini, Pastor of The Safe Haven in McMinnville, OR: You’ve perhaps heard his name -- a rather strange name at that! His name is Job. The man who had it all, only to have it all taken away. As you will hear in this PODCAST, in the blink of his eye, everything changed. And not for the better. The book of Job poses for us a number of VERY IMPORTANT and DIFFICULT questions:Why did such unspeakable things happen to such a godly man? Why did God let it happ … [Read more...]


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