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!
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and revel in the Holidays, I'm taking a moment to speak to those who are hurting in heartbreaking silence. I want to encourage you to have hope.
My beloved grandmother helped raise me, spoiled me growing up, passed away a month before Christmas. The love of my life called off our impending marriage a year after getting engaged at Christmas.
For years, Christmas and the holidays have been reminders of my loss and pain. The hurt of losing my father sixteen months ago has released a heartache inside me that is hard to express.
The pain of losing close friendships, beloved girlfriends, and those dearest to me was sometimes overwhelming.
It never takes much prompting to release crocodile tears during the holidays. Whether a stirring movie, a poignant song, or an unexpected kind word. Most Christmases since my engagement ended at 21, I've longed for someone to share Christmas with.
However, with God's help, I know that He has been here all along, loving me, caring for me, and protecting me. He loves you too. He sent His Son to be born as a baby, and thirty-three years later, He died for you. What a magnificent love!
So, I encourage you this Christmas to embrace His love, and you will experience TRUE JOY!
The Furnace of Affliction
This story of redemption is why I have written this book—not to join you in a pit of misery. But I hope to lift your spirits, encourage your heart, and challenge you to look deep within yourself, despite the painful trials you encounter.