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!
My favorite season of the year is Autumn. There is something quite soothing about Autumn. The unrelenting heat of Summer begins to wane. The leaves start to turn, and they crackle under your feet as you walk.
There's a crispness in the air as the sun sets and the illuminating full moon rises. I'm sure everyone has their favorite seasons that they prefer over the others. However, we all face difficult Seasons of Change in our lifetime.
I struggle mightily with changing seasons myself.
Financial Stress. An Unexpected Move/Firing. Unrelenting Grief. Pain and Suffering. Health Issues or Crisis. These are a few of the challenging, painful, and unexpected seasons in life that can throw us for a loop and turn our world upside down! Unlike the weather, we may never receive a warning that a season of change is about to crash into our lives like a tsunami!
Here are five essential things we can do when facing a Season of Change.
Try NOT to Blame; ourselves or others.
Take a DEEP Breath;
Thank God for His faithfulness. He's promised to never leave or forsake us. Hebrews 13:5.
Take stock of YOUR life. Is there something God wants to TEACH us during this trying season?
Embrace Seasons of Change. Though sometimes difficult, they are God's growth opportunities for YOU.
The Furnace of Affliction
The beautiful thing about Scripture is that regardless of the stark reality God reveals to us in His Word, He never leaves us without hope. Our suffering will not last forever. God is using our pain to strengthen us for everything He knows we will encounter in the future.