For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
After scripture tells us about Job’s horrific losses, we’re told that God comes to him and says, “Look now at the behemoth [the hippopotamus], which I made along with you” (Job 40:15, NKJV) and a little later, “Can you draw out Leviathan [the crocodile] with a hook? Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?” (Job 41:1).
Why would God include these two massive monsters in his revelation to Job? Why would God have Job look into the faces of a hippopotamus and a crocodile?
Many people need restoration after lifelong heartbreak and brokenness. When wounds go deep, some try to repress the hurt, never allowing their emotions to surface because they are too painful to face. Even Christians bury their struggles and hide behind Bible study or service, pressing on in spite of their pain.
Matthew and Deanne Ward join Gary Wilkerson to discuss how God is helping them through their daughter's untimely death.
Out of respect for the many families and individuals who observed Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day on October 15th, we want to acknowledge the grief and long journey of parents who have had a little one pass away. As parents labor through grief and heavy questions toward trust in God, they should know that they’re not alone.
While this time of year is traditionally considered to be one of great joy, it also can be the one where the broken pieces of our hearts and lives most clearly show up.
My uncle, my father’s baby brother, died suddenly before the holidays.
At 28 years old, he had moved back in with the family and was working his way through some personal issues, when a complication with a hereditary illness caused his heart to stop one night.