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The Simple Marriage Prayer That Will Put Your Focus On God

"When we pray these words, we are acknowledging that He is in control of us, and we are not in control of each other. It is offering our own will in exchange for God’s will."

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Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

“They were completely gone, there was no life left in them. They were blue. They were limp. There was no heartbeat. There was nothing."

A Plea From the Broken-Hearted: ‘God, What Is the Purpose for My Pain?’

By Jarrid Wilson

“God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them,” says the Apostle Paul. But do we truly believe this in the midst of every circumstance and trial we face in life? Do we really believe he has a purpose for our pain, sorrow, and despair? It may not always be easy to accept, but that doesn’t mean the words of Paul to be any less true.

Whether it be my immediate family, close friends, acquaintances or individuals reaching out to me via email and social media, it seems to me that there are a lot of people in this world currently going through some really tragic times. Some are facing financial issues, others are battling marital problems, and some are even mourning over the loss of a spouse or family member. Mostly all of these people are believers in Jesus, but brokenness and pain seem to be quite popular lately. They’ve all encountered tragedies they didn’t expect nor could they have really planned for. They just happened. And now all of these people are stuck in the middle of a storm and wondering what they should do next. Wondering how God is going to help them. Wondering how God is possibly going to work things together for good.

Hindsight is truly 20/20

I guess I’m writing this post to tell you that God truly does have a purpose for your pain. And while I don’t believe everything happens for a reason (see post here), I do believe that God can take everything in life that’s been thrown at him, redeem it, and use it for the glory of his name. But that’s only if the people who are involved will surrender their circumstances to him. Easier said than done, but the outcome is always worth it regardless of how painful your circumstances may be. I’ve come to quickly realize that hindsight truly is 20/20, and just because you don’t quite see the rainbow in the midst of your storm doesn’t mean it’s not going to be there. The storm first needs to pass. God still needs to be trusted. His Word still needs to be meditated on and digested spiritually.

Jarrid Wilson
Jarrid Wilsonhttp://jarridwilson.com/
Jarrid Wilson was a husband to Juli, Dad of 2 boys, Pastor, Author, Blogger, and Founder of Anthem of Hope. Check out more from Jarrid on his blog.

The Simple Marriage Prayer That Will Put Your Focus On God

"When we pray these words, we are acknowledging that He is in control of us, and we are not in control of each other. It is offering our own will in exchange for God’s will."

Dear ‘Good Parents’: This Is How You Miss the Signs of Sexual Abuse in Your Child

How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? It is simple.

Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

“They were completely gone, there was no life left in them. They were blue. They were limp. There was no heartbeat. There was nothing."