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The beautiful resilience Jesus offers

By Dave Henning / January 9, 2023

“Endurance — the dividing line between those who make it through any sort of trial and those who don’t.  Hang on, don’t get discouraged — this isn’t just gutting it out.  Not at all.  The beautiful resilience Jesus offers us comes from his resources; endurance is imparted to us.”- John Eldredge “By your endurance you […]


Our wrestling seasons and God’s character

By Dave Henning / April 8, 2020

“Are we familiar with God’s character in our wrestling seasons? . . .  God does not define us by our doubts or fears.  God not only sees our sin and shame through the cross of Jesus Christ, but takes on our striving as well.  His striving is through service and surrender, and we can take […]


Holding God responsible

By Dave Henning / March 26, 2016

“Holding God responsible for our pain is as unproductive as it is unwise.”- June Hunt June Hunt begins Chapter 11 (“Blindsided by a God-sized Boulder: ‘Oh God, How Could You Do This?’ “) of How to Forgive by noting that the vast majority of wounded people don’t allow their bitterness to consume them.  However, many […]


Expectant endurance

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2015

Charles Stanley continues Chapter 1 of Waiting on God with the following concise definition of waiting on the Lord: “. . . waiting on the Lord signifies an expectant endurance that is demonstrated by a directed, purposeful, active, and courageous attitude of prayer.” Dr. Stanley goes on to describe how expectant endurance is exhibited.  Expectant […]

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