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“But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” (Romans 9:20, ESV) The word why contains only three little letters, but, oh, the emotion behind that short word. Our human mind wants (demands) an answer. Why did this unexpected—and difficult—thing happen in my life? Quite often, the real question is, “Why me, Lord?” After all, I am Your child. Why did this happen to me? Why did You allow this? Why haven’t You done something! Even if we don’t voice these thoughts, the…

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Mountains of difficulty ahead It seems you cannot make it through. Rocky paths that you must tread. Storm clouds obscure the view. Look up! Help is near. God leads the way. Have no fear. Just pray. Faith. How easy it is to quote this scripture to a friend or family member who is going through a trial.  We advise them to just pray and trust the Lord and everything is…

“Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:  The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Genesis 49:22-24 Joseph was the firstborn of Rachel, beloved by his father, pampered and spoiled, perhaps, which caused his brothers to hate him.  To top it off, he was foolish enough to share his dreams with them only causing more antagonism. But God had a…