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When Life is Hard

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When life is hard, really hard, we often spend all our time pleading, begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things are necessarily unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is hard, when things get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost... that is when we are able to display the superiority of the life lived in God.

It is in those moments of despair, when we question what is happening, when we don't know what to do, when some trials never seem to end, that we can lean most heavily on God's promises and truths.

Working his way through five questions we've all had run through our heads, trusted pastor James MacDonald helps us understand what we should do now. We begin the journey by looking at different types of "trials", figuring out exactly what we're dealing with, and recognizing that God certainly knows. Second, the obvious question: "Why?" God sees us going through trials and we long for two things: for them to be over and to know why they happened in the first place. Next, we need to know what to do with these trials when they come (and they will most certainly come). Fourth, we have all wondered it, can trials be refused? Are God's purposes really being fulfilled in the midst of this trying time? And lastly, God reveals Himself to us through these trials... and sometimes, they just don't ever end. Why doesn't this trial go away?

God told us to expect trials-don't be surprised when they come. Grow when they come. Find hope when they come.

^Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Pastor MacDonald has written many books, including ^Lord, Change My Attitude, When Life is Hard, and Gripped by the ^Greatness of God. Pastor MacDonald's teaching can be heard on Walk in the ^Word, a daily radio program heard on outlets across North America. Pastor MacDonald ^and his wife, Kathy, have three children and reside in the northwest suburbs of ^Chicago.

When life is hard, you know, really hard, we often spend all our time ^pleading, begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things ^are necessarily unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is ^hard, when things get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost... that is when we ^are able to display the superiority of the life lived in God.

It is in those ^moments of despair, when we question what is happening, when we don't know what ^to do, when some trials never...seem...to...end, that we can lean most heavily into ^God's promises and truths.

Trusted pastor James MacDonald helps us to understand ^what we should do now. Should we just try to weather the storm? Or is there something ^greater in God's vision for these difficulties?

When life is hard, really hard, we often spend all our time pleading, ^begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things are necessarily ^unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is hard, when things ^get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost... that is when we are able to ^display the superiority of the life lived in God.

It is in those moments ^of despair, when we question what is happening, when we don't know what to do, when ^some trials never seem to end, that we can lean most heavily on God's promises and ^truths.

Working his way through five questions we've all had run through ^our heads, trusted pastor James MacDonald helps us understand what we should do ^now. We begin the journey by looking at different types of "trials", figuring out ^exactly what we're dealing with, and recognizing that God certainly knows. Second, ^the obvious question: "Why?" God sees us going through trials and we long for two ^things: for them to be over and to know why they happened in the first place. Next, ^we need to know what to do with these trials when they come (and they will most ^certainly come). Fourth, we have all wondered it, can trials be refused? Are God's ^purposes really being fulfilled in the midst of this trying time? And lastly, God ^reveals Himself to us through these trials. . . and sometimes, they just don't ever ^end. Why doesn't this trial go away?

God told us to expect trials-don't ^be surprised when they come. Grow when they come. Find hope when they come.

Glimpse of Gold #1: God Knows
Chapter 1: What Are Trials?

Glimpse ^of Gold #2: God Sees
Chapter 2: Why Trials?

Glimpse of Gold #3: God Meadures
Chapter ^3: What to Do with Trials

Glimpse of Gold #4: God Initiates
Chapter 4: ^What If I Refuse this Trial?

Glimpse of Gold #5: God Reveals
Chapter 5: ^Why Some Trials Never End

Glimpse of Gold #6: God Refines
Take It with ^You: Come Forth as Gold

Appendix : This Trial Could Be the Best Thing That's ^Ever Happened to You



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When life is hard, really hard, we often spend all our time pleading, begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things are necessarily unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is hard, when things get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost... that is when we are able to display the superiority of the life lived in God.

It is in those moments of despair, when we question what is happening, when we don't know what to do, when some trials never seem to end, that we can lean most heavily on God's promises and truths.

Working his way through five questions we've all had run through our heads, trusted pastor James MacDonald helps us understand what we should do now. We begin the journey by looking at different types of "trials", figuring out exactly what we're dealing with, and recognizing that God certainly knows. Second, the obvious question: "Why?" God sees us going through trials and we long for two things: for them to be over and to know why they happened in the first place. Next, we need to know what to do with these trials when they come (and they will most certainly come). Fourth, we have all wondered it, can trials be refused? Are God's purposes really being fulfilled in the midst of this trying time? And lastly, God reveals Himself to us through these trials... and sometimes, they just don't ever end. Why doesn't this trial go away?

God told us to expect trials-don't be surprised when they come. Grow when they come. Find hope when they come.

^Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Pastor MacDonald has written many books, including ^Lord, Change My Attitude, When Life is Hard, and Gripped by the ^Greatness of God. Pastor MacDonald's teaching can be heard on Walk in the ^Word, a daily radio program heard on outlets across North America. Pastor MacDonald ^and his wife, Kathy, have three children and reside in the northwest suburbs of ^Chicago.

When life is hard, you know, really hard, we often spend all our time ^pleading, begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things ^are necessarily unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is ^hard, when things get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost... that is when we ^are able to display the superiority of the life lived in God.

It is in those ^moments of despair, when we question what is happening, when we don't know what ^to do, when some trials never...seem...to...end, that we can lean most heavily into ^God's promises and truths.

Trusted pastor James MacDonald helps us to understand ^what we should do now. Should we just try to weather the storm? Or is there something ^greater in God's vision for these difficulties?

When life is hard, really hard, we often spend all our time pleading, ^begging, yelling, refusing, and questioning. While none of these things are necessarily ^unusual, they are missing the ultimate point. When life is hard, when things ^get ugly, when all hope seems to be lost... that is when we are able to ^display the superiority of the life lived in God.

It is in those moments ^of despair, when we question what is happening, when we don't know what to do, when ^some trials never seem to end, that we can lean most heavily on God's promises and ^truths.

Working his way through five questions we've all had run through ^our heads, trusted pastor James MacDonald helps us understand what we should do ^now. We begin the journey by looking at different types of "trials", figuring out ^exactly what we're dealing with, and recognizing that God certainly knows. Second, ^the obvious question: "Why?" God sees us going through trials and we long for two ^things: for them to be over and to know why they happened in the first place. Next, ^we need to know what to do with these trials when they come (and they will most ^certainly come). Fourth, we have all wondered it, can trials be refused? Are God's ^purposes really being fulfilled in the midst of this trying time? And lastly, God ^reveals Himself to us through these trials. . . and sometimes, they just don't ever ^end. Why doesn't this trial go away?

God told us to expect trials-don't ^be surprised when they come. Grow when they come. Find hope when they come.

Glimpse of Gold #1: God Knows
Chapter 1: What Are Trials?

Glimpse ^of Gold #2: God Sees
Chapter 2: Why Trials?

Glimpse of Gold #3: God Meadures
Chapter ^3: What to Do with Trials

Glimpse of Gold #4: God Initiates
Chapter 4: ^What If I Refuse this Trial?

Glimpse of Gold #5: God Reveals
Chapter 5: ^Why Some Trials Never End

Glimpse of Gold #6: God Refines
Take It with ^You: Come Forth as Gold

Appendix : This Trial Could Be the Best Thing That's ^Ever Happened to You


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Meet the Author

James Macdonald

James MacDonald is founding and senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Northwest Chicago, Illinois. He holds degrees from London Baptist Bible College (B.A.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A.), and Phoenix Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He has written many books inlcuding Lord, Change My Attitude...Before It's Too Late and Gripped by the Greatness of God. Pastor MacDonald's teaching can be heard on radio all across North America. He and his wife, Kathy, have three children and reside in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

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  • Catalogue Code 330791
  • Product Code 9781575679150
  • ISBN 1575679159
  • EAN 9781575679150
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Jan 2010
  • Sales Rank #76005
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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