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    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 […]

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      Three powerful truths

      By Dave Henning / March 11, 2016

      June Hunt concludes Chapter 6 of How to Forgive by discussing three powerful truths Joseph knew that enabled him to entrust himself to God and master his thoughts. 1.  Joseph knew God is sovereign.  Ms. Hunt states Joseph accepted the fact that his life belonged to God.  Therefore, nothing could happen to him apart from […]

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        Blessing hidden in the shadows

        By Dave Henning / November 24, 2015

        “There’s nothing life can throw at us that God can’t use to draw us closer to him.”- Kyle Idleman In Chapter 2 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman observes that it’s human nature to do everything one can to stay away from suffering in the first place.  But we take things one step further […]

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          Healing is a process

          By Dave Henning / April 8, 2015

          “For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.”- Psalm 22:24 As Sara Horn concludes Chapter 4 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, she stresses that when we stay focused  on our scars, those scars […]

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            Dark night of the soul

            By Dave Henning / March 19, 2015

            John Ortberg begins Chapter 16 (“Dark Night of the Soul”) of Soul Keeping by observing that if you ask people who don’t believe in God why they don’t believe, the number one reason they give is suffering. Conversely, if you ask people who believe in God what helped them achieve the most spiritual growth, the […]

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