J. Gordon Duncan

Culture, Business, Fitness, Etc.

Where is God?

I’ve begun reading “Where is God” by Dr. John Townsend as part of the Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers program.  I’m only a chapter or so in and am enjoying it already.  The title speaks to the book’s content well.  From the worldwide stage (the devastation in Haiti) to the local stage (the future of the ConAgra plant), many people are asking the question, “Where is God?”

I plan on doing something different for the review though.  I will post a final review when I am done, but I plan on posting regular quotes via Facebook status and Twitter updates.  The Twitter hashtag will be #whereisGod?

To get us started.  Here is one quote that I felt had tremendous impact.

“You may be experiencing a great deal of stress, hurt, or suffering, perhaps even at unimaginable levels.  You may have anxiety, fear, confusion, anger, sadness, and a host of other negative emotions.  You may simply be living day to day, hour to hour.  That is just the reality of life today.

If you are in that position now, you need to be heard, understood, and supported, just as much as you need clarity of mind and understanding.  The last thing you need is to feel that your pain or anxiety should not be there that it is dismissed, disregarded, or negated…so remember, that your experience, especially the negative part, matters to God and to those who care about you.”

This article also appears at the Raleigh Examiner.

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January 20, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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