Wax & Clay: The Choice of Suffering

There is a distinct quality in a broken person, though mileage varies. Some are hardened and cold, some are tender and gentle. Either way, you can see it in their eyes, their body posture, their gait. You hear it in their voice. They’ve been slammed. Slammed by life, circumstance, relationships, disease, tragedy. Mind you, I’m…

The Gift of Suffering

It is doubtful God can use any man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.” — A.W. Tozer Tozer’s quote is a paradox, one of the great mysteries of deep faith and fruitful living, that by means of trials and testings, we are enriched. Describing Himself in John 14:6, Jesus said “I am the Way, the…

The Season of the Tunnel

“In the shadow of His hand He has concealed me, and He has also made me a select arrow; He has hidden me in His quiver.” (Isa. 49:2) Let’s do a little anthropomorphic exercise. Let’s pretend the arrow is self-aware. Have you ever considered what a quiver must look like from the perspective of the…