I believe in God even when He is silent. With stars in her eyes and a dream in her heart, A. If you have any questions, please review our or email us at. The hardest part is not losing our faith in the meantime. Scripture marked Message is taken from The Message by Eugene H.
And wondering why the God whose faithfulness is never supposed to fail seems to be turning a giant deaf ear toward us. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture is taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. And she encourages readers to keep believing he's there even when that silence seems deafening. It just means that we have no sense of his tangibility to make us feel better or to give us a much-needed push as we walk in faith. There are some moving stories, some flashes of a sharp sense of humour and the odd memorable turns of phrase but not enough to make this a recommended read.
When It Gets Too Loud to Hear 6. Gregory is an accomplished freelance writer who has helped author seven books. One of the points that sticks out the most from this book is her take on the story of Job. Praying and crying while lying on your stomach? And she encourages you to keep believing he's there even when that silence seems deafening. Gregory navigates that labyrinth of sorrow, pain, angst, and doubt on the way to a soul-deep recognition of God's infinite faithfulness and perpetual, if sometimes silent, presence. Mark 15:34 If God accepted Christmas presents—and who knows, maybe he does—I would give him a bullhorn.
This author is a vessel for God's voice. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Features Click on a feature to learn more. You will have a difficult time putting this book down. What happens when we are crucified by the church for struggling to find a balance between faith and doubt, questions and answers? No, but our faith alone can at its best leap, or otherwise stumble, over that unknown. Knowing on some deeper level that God is present no matter how things look, but still feeling the trickle of doubt.
Three weeks of groggy, predawn prayer? Glimpses of Glory Notes Acknowledgments Thanks. I have not had my spiritual walk consistently christened with clear direction through prophetic words, unmistakable guidance through dreams, or miracles by traveling prophets. Much to my chagrin, my fingers would fall flat on verses such as But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten Isa. Lately, I've read many books where the authors don't seem to relate to the reader at all. Even though Job has all but lost hope that God will ever answer him, he never stops talking to God.
I will spend every Friday and Saturday night volunteering at the local nursing home instead of going to parties. Through asking the tough questions, her transparency is honest, refreshing, and painfully revealing. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. I will give up my dream of being an advertising executive and become a missionary to India. In spite of our fears and perception of his silence, his love, his grace, and his mercy remain. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica, Inc.
The internet addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers in this book are accurate at the time of publication. She also partnered with a literary agent and started her own writing business helping others find their voice through their stories. He has gifted her through her own brokenness where she can be used by Him to save others. Tap the linked verse and a pop-up window will appear, giving you quick and easy access to the verse in context. The evening church services were packed with soaring emotions, tear-drenched prayers, and supernatural.
Our faith gets tested and we experience things that are so painful and unfair that it becomes difficult to trust that God is really here and that He can hear us. Does that mean there is no God? Jesus never even paid John a friendly visit before he was beheaded, nor did he offer him a jolly message to assuage his doubts. So began my search to find the magic formula of the amount of time spent and proper environment cultivated to equate the enough of prayer—that enough of prayer that would ultimately get a response. Even though Job has all but lost hope that God will ever answer him, he never stops talking to God. On the Road to Wonder 10. .
They are provided as a resource. One of the things that I really appreciate about Silent Savior is that the author does not use the typical Christian catch phrases that tend to wear me and I'm sure others down. It's not always like this thank goodness! Seeing the Invisible through the Visible 7. Faith: Where Is My Money-Back Guarantee? I will hand out tracts at my high school and win at least one soul a week to Christ. I grabbed my Bible and played, with true sincerity and desperation, Russian biblical roulette.