Tagged with suffering

“Why Can I Trust God?”

The accidentally-profound spiritual moments in my 3-year-old’s dialogue continue. He crawled into our bed in the middle of the night, scared of the dark in his room. After a few minutes of snuggling (and being tempted to just fall back asleep and let him stay snuggled next to me), I carried him back to his … Continue reading

Stop it, God

Yesterday my three-year-old came up to me crying because he bumped his head. A few minutes later, he smashed his finger in his toy truck. As I was hugging and consoling him, I sympathized, “You’re just having a really tough time today, aren’t you?” To which he sobbed, “Yeah, God needs to stop doing that … Continue reading

Setting Down the Gavel

“Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather—as if judging were your main function in life…When you remain preoccupied with passing judgement, you usurp My role.” ~Sarah Young, Jesus Calling (p. 268) I’ve long wrestled with the reality … Continue reading