All posts in " laments "

To the borders of our faith

By Dave Henning / December 7, 2018

“Suffering takes us to the borders of our faith.  It leads us to think about things we’ve never thought about before and maybe even question things we thought were settled in our hearts.”- Paul David Tripp In Chapter 3 (“The Awareness Trap”) of Suffering, Paul David Tripp observes what happens when we share our travail.  […]


The other side of lament- life

By Dave Henning / April 16, 2017

“On the other side of lament, there is life.”- Esther Fleece The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel.  I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.”- Luke 1:19 In Chapter 11 (“Hope Beyond Lament”), the concluding chapter of No […]


When we minimize pain, we minimize forgiveness

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2017

“When we minimize pain, we also minimize forgiveness.  And when we minimize forgiveness, we minimize healing.”- Esther Fleece “The blood of Jesus doesn’t give you amnesia.  My past happened.  But Jesus gives you a life beyond your past.”- Christine Caine, author As Esther Fleece concludes Chapter 9 of No More Faking Fine, she asserts there’s […]


Circumstances might not always feel like a gift

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2017

“My circumstances may not always feel like a gift, but His presence is the greatest present in any circumstance.”- Esther Fleece In Chapter 8 (“Don’t Forget Me”) of No More Faking Fine, Esther Fleece asks this question.  Have you ever felt God was withholding something from you?  While you celebrate friends’ milestones and successes, do […]


When our hearts are trained not to lament

By Dave Henning / March 28, 2017

“So it is when our hearts are trained not to lament.  We begin to see ourselves as the protectors and keepers of our hearts instead of leaving that responsibility to God in faith.”- Esther Fleece Today Esther Fleece continues Chapter 2 of No More Faking Fine.  She talks about the third coping mechanism we use to […]

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