Posts with the category “suffering”

COVID - The World's Latest Excuse for Persecution
by Drew Buell on February 18th, 2021
I think we all knew this was coming, but it is nonetheless shocking to see it happen.A friend of mine, James Coates, who went through the D. Min. program with me and is a pastor in Canada, has been arrested by the Canadian Government for holding church services.Here is an update from James' wife:James has been in isolation in a cell block since yesterday morning. His hearing didn't go very well. T...  Read More
The Epistle to California's Refugees
by Drew Buell on January 11th, 2021
This is a short piece of creative writing that I started a few weeks ago. I’ve spent a lot of time in 1 Peter lately, getting ready for my next preaching series, so the format of the letter is similar to that of 1 Peter (I’ve included hyperlinks in bold to all of the biblical references). It’s something of a “tongue in cheek” letter to those dear friends who have left California (California’s Refu...  Read More
"I Am Beyond Hope…There is No Way Out”
by Drew Buell on November 26th, 2019
"There are many different kinds of troubles in this world."  Read More
“Have Thine Own Way Lord…”
by Drew Buell on November 14th, 2019
"Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Thou art the potter, I am the clay."  Read More
Where Do You Find Yourself?
by Drew Buell on October 31st, 2019
"The more we get what we now call “ourselves” out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become."  Read More
What Should Be My First Priority in Adversity?
by Drew Buell on September 11th, 2019
We honor God by choosing to trust Him when we don't understand what He is doing or why He has allowed some adverse circumstance to occur.  Read More
He Knows Your Path
by Drew Buell on July 9th, 2019
Eighteenth Century pastor and author John Newton wrote the following letter to a sister who was grieving the loss of her sister.  Read More
It Is Perfectly Right
by Drew Buell on July 4th, 2019
Often God seems to place His children in positions of profound difficulty  Read More
Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Depression
by Drew Buell on May 28th, 2019
For me, making a specific plan to face the giant of depression always lessens its impact and shortens its duration.  Read More
Rest on the Open Sea
by Drew Buell on May 16th, 2019
"My end was the outward calm; His was my meeting with the storm."  Read More
God Prefers the Impossible
by Breanne Randall on April 11th, 2019
Is there anything too difficult for God?"In the exodus, one mighty act followed another. The story goes like this: Combine the most powerful king in the known world, slaves who stood no chance of successful insurrection because all they knew was slavery, and oppression that was getting worse. You now have the perfect ingredients for God’s decisive act of deliverance. It was the event on which God ...  Read More
No One Understands Like Jesus
by Drew Buell on March 21st, 2019
No one understands like Jesus when the days are dark and grim; no one is so near, so dear as Jesus—Cast your ev’ry care on Him.  Read More

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