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Praying for Wholeness but Accepting Brokenness

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I often ask God for healing for my body, mind, and spirit. This actually involves a long list of requests because of my many physical problems. I also struggle with taking medication every two hours all day long. After I take most of them, I want to sleep it off for a couple hours. It’s difficult to be productive when you’re so tired from medication. Working outside the home isn’t really an option right now. I pray for God to heal me, but it hasn’t happened yet. How does someone continue asking in faith for God to heal them and yet live with contentment in their current situation? It’s not easy. Here are three thoughts that come to mind from my perspective. Remember these brief trials are insignificant in comparison to the glory that awaits us. Paul wrote: “So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now...

Write Your Testimony as a Product Testimonial (Part 2 of 2): Negative Reviews

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If you wrote your testimony as a product testimonial, you may have been honest enough to include some disappointments with God. What do you do if you have partial or completely negative experiences with God? What good is a testimony like that? You might be surprised how God can use that. Everyone is disappointed with God in one way or another. Unanswered prayers top the list, or at least prayers that weren’t answered the way we wanted. Live events that leave us asking “Why?” are also culprits that shake our faith in God at a deep level. And there are matters of timing (God can seem so slow to us), trust (God disappointed me in the past, how can I trust Him now?), and any number of other issues that come up. First, let me say if you are disappointed in God, you are a normal, thinking, feeling individual. It’s okay. God can handle your doubts and fears. You’ve taken the first and biggest...