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!
It's not usually a bolt of lightning or a booming thunder. But when you hear from God in your prayers, it is usually a still, small voice. A gentle whisper. A comforting scripture, pleasant words of encouragement, or the guidance you are desperately seeking.
Prayer is more than just rattling off your list of demands like Jesus is your divine order taker.
Prayer is taking time to share your requests and being still long enough to hear from Him.
The most effective conversations involve two-way communication, and that includes when you are communing with God.
I know that can be difficult, especially when you are hurting or caught in a trying circumstance. But that is when it is more important to listen for the soothing whispers of God.
He knows you are hurting, and He understands your pain. So, please take a moment to quiet yourself and listen for his voice. It may not be an audible sound. Maybe it's a gentle reminder as you immerse yourself in His Word. If you are not sure where to begin, read the Psalms right in the middle of the bible.
So, I plead with you not to underestimate the power of prayer. Talking with God is the best medicine for you, especially when you are hurting.
Shh. Are you listening?
The Furnace of Affliction
In that painful and isolated moment, God spoke to me. He revealed that His desire was not for me to live for myself or to accumulate wealth and things of no heavenly value but to live a life that glorifies Him—to share my testimony of faith with all who will listen (and even those who won’t). He saved me from eternal damnation, not so that I’d “stay out of hell,” but so that I’d help people know Him and inspire them to live for Christ.