Tag Archive: despair

“Why Doesn’t God Make Life Easier?”

This question was asked of me recently by a dear friend whose godfather committed suicide. My friend–like many of us!–is genuinely trying to sort through the intense pain/hardship/suffering that characterizes life on earth.… Continue reading

“The Crushed Grape Produces the Choicest Wine”

(quote in title is from unknown source) Please notice this brilliant gem of God in verse 12 of the passage below (Exodus 1:11-14 NLT): “So the Egyptians made the Israelites their slaves. They… Continue reading