Worshiping God when suffering IS a part of His plan.

I was reading this morning in 1 Peter and came across these two verses. “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.” (1 Peter 3:17, ESV) “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.” (1 Peter 4:19, ESV) Peter seems to imply that … Continue reading Worshiping God when suffering IS a part of His plan.

Thank God For “Unhappy” Blessings

You did not misread the title. Before I tell you what an unhappy blessing, I want to brag on a couple of the young ladies in my youth group. They led us in bible study during last night’s youth meeting and their subject was “Blessings.” They talked about the things that they were thankful to God for and the reasons that they saw these events, moments and situations as blessings. The other members participated and it was interesting to hear what they had to say.

They then turned the conversation to those events, moments and situations that do not feel like blessings when they are happening, but because of them we are drawn closer to God. They talked about how they struggled with what to call this and finally settled on the phrase “unhappy blessing.” Continue reading “Thank God For “Unhappy” Blessings”