Pain is inevitable. But did you know there is a divine purpose for suffering? The Furnace of Affliction will help those who are struggling with the “why” of pain find hope. This book will encourage readers to look to God, who is greater and higher than any affliction. Horace Williams, Jr., a stroke survivor, well-acquainted with pain, The Furnace of Affliction, blends real stories, practical advice, and biblical truth. Together these elements create a salve that intends to change how you view pain and re-evaluate your response to it.
Christian who loves Jesus Christ. Award-winning Author, Stroke Survivor,.Blogger at pleasingtothepotter.com. Sharing my faith to help,encourage,and inspire others to serve Him Giving God all the glory!
When we go through painful experiences or face the reality of having to live through trying times, our faith in God should increase as we seek shelter from suffering.
Whether or not you are currently suffering physically or emotionally, you will, at some point, be faced with the choice to stand firm in your faith in God or want to lash out and cast blame. You may blame yourself, blame someone else, or get angry and turn away from God.
Before you do that, remember God understands suffering. He suffered for us on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sins because He loves us unconditionally. Because of Christ's sacrifice, we have put our faith in Him in the hope of spending eternity in Heaven someday. It is the same faith that gives us hope amid suffering.
There are several stories in the Bible where Jesus healed people not only because of His compassion but because of their faith.
God wants us to have resolute faith regardless of the pain and suffering we are exposed to or experience. Jesus stated in John 16:33 that we will have tribulation but to take courage in remembering that He has overcome the world. Understand the pain in your life has a divine purpose. Trust God's plan for you!
The Furnace of Affliction
So how does God use pain? Would He get our attention without it? I know that when everything was rainbows and unicorns for me, I made no time for God. My relationship with Him was distant at best.