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!
After surviving the past twelve months, I know that many are hurting out there. The physical and emotional toll of pain can be debilitating, but WE CAN HAVE HOPE!
Five months ago, I lost my father to a heart attack due to his Alzheimer's. Even though he couldn't communicate with me for years, I know he's in heaven right now.
I spoke to him on his death bed and told him it was okay to move on. Jesus was ready for him. I promised my dad that I would continue to share the good news of the gospel of Christ.
When I said that, his eyebrows raised, and he began to smile and move his arms. My sister encouraged me to keep talking because dad was responding to my words!
Hours later, my father went home to be with the Lord, and someday, we will reunite in heaven.
How can I be so sure? In John 14, Jesus says; I go to prepare a place for you...I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:2,3.
I cannot wait to reunite with my dad and see Jesus! Oh, what a glorious day that will be!
Jesus wants you to embrace His love for you and to have hope in Him.
The Furnace of Affliction
Finally, someone could articulate the pain I was experiencing—the pain is not like a charley horse or the pain you feel when you hit your funny bone. It is excruciating, searing, relentless pain.