Powered by 4 - November 30, 2015

 

Confident in God

Today's reading: 2 Kings 4:18-37

After receiving the miraculous gift of a child and enjoying him for a number of years, the Shunamite woman's son takes ill and dies quite suddenly and unexpectedly. What an awful situation. Yet what we see from this woman in the middle of heartbreak is a display of confidence and faith in God.

Reading this account served as a good reminder that life will bring times of extreme difficulty, including unexpected loss, and that it's during these incredibly hard times when we are given the opportunity for our faith to grow and to display our trust in God to others.

How have you seen your faith grow when you've gone through difficult circumstances? How have you been able to show confidence and trust in God to others through hardship? Tami

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