Grace in Adversity

This article is an excerpt from the “Adversity” chapter of a book called, “When Grace Comes Home” by Terry Johnson. What a difference from the ‘Why God?’ responses we generally express when something tragic or adverse happen in our lives. We ask “Why God?” because we know that God is in control, He has all power, He is a good God hating evil – but then we limit Him because we falsely hold a belief that somehow God could not stop the tragedy.

I’ve always believed that God MUST have a reason but stopped there. I realize that I fail to trust Him and rest in His Sovereignty. This article challenges us to consider not only the fact that God is All-Powerful and Sovereign, but that we can fully trust and rest in His Good and Wise Purposes for us who believe and love Him.

If you have time, read this excerpt.

When Grace Comes Home



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JenIG
    Jul 02, 2008 @ 13:15:00

    good heavens, what an article. it is printing out right now as we speak. It has been really something as i’ve scrolled thru your posts. i think i might be your clone. you would get along really well with my other profound friend:


  2. Truthseeker
    Jul 02, 2008 @ 14:33:00

    someone actually read my blog??? Hahahaha! Love it!!! 🙂 And that someone is JEN IG!~!!! Love it even more!!! I’m tickled really. 🙂


  3. Jen
    Jul 22, 2008 @ 12:45:09

    Julie…I just saw this today, and how I needed it!!

    “When tragedy comes, when adversity strikes, we will not be shaken. Yes, we will cry. Yes, we will grieve. But we will move on confidently knowing that God is on His throne, that we are in His hand, that our circumstances are His doing, and He is working them for our good.”

    This is so what God has been teaching me over and over lately…and I seem to need to be reminded of it about every ten minutes this week!! Thank you for posting this to remind me once again!


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