Refiner’s Fire: Purpose in Trials – Revisited

These days it seems we are all going through something; whether loss, grief, financial hardship, physical hardship, illness, difficult decisions, personal attacks, or any number of other things. I honestly don’t think I know a single soul that isn’t experiencing some kind of trial to one degree or another. And in many cases it isn’t…

Like the Torrents of Wadis which Vanish

“For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend;So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty.“My brothers have acted deceitfully like a wadi,Like the torrents of wadis which vanish,Which are turbid because of iceAnd into which the snow melts.“When they become waterless, they are silent,When it is hot, they vanish from their place.” Job 6:14-17 I’ve always found the book of Job…

The Age of Grace

How many of you know someone who isn’t presently suffering, or undergoing trials, or facing adversity in some way or another? Or who has never suffered any of these things? How about those who are Christians? Do they seem to be faring better than others in your circle of family and friends? I think we would…

Refiner’s Fire: Purpose in Trials

God allows trials and storms in our lives to bring about a desired result. They are never the product of chance or fate, and they are not designed to destroy or harm us. “He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold…