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.
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Fear. Angst. Anxiety. Concern. Dread. And my favorite, Chickenheartedness. These are words that describe fear.
Recently, I met with a doctor whom I had not seen in five years. She specializes in a practice that is necessary to my health and my ongoing stroke recovery.
As I sat there with the doctor reviewing things, I was reminded how exceptional a doctor she was. She wrote several notes for me and drew diagrams to explain things in great detail. She encouraged me to follow through with the recommended tests of another specialist I'd seen months ago.
I said, "I was AFRAID." She stated that the tests are nothing to fear. They help identify any issues. Leaving things to chance or ignoring them will not make them disappear.
This story reminds us not to live in fear. It is easy at times to let fear control or dictate things in our lives.
But as God's children, He has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
I challenge you to live each day fearlessly, knowing that God is with you whatever you may face. "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He cares for you."
(FYI: Initial test was negative. One more scary one to go!)
The Furnace of Affliction
In what seemed like an instant, I was on my way to the hospital. When I arrived, I struggled franticly with the nurses as they tried to prepare me for a CT scan. I was desperate to communicate that I was claustrophobic as they attempted to put me into the machine.
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