Things Not Seen: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Trusting Gods Promises by Jon BloomTrue faith is hard. More than mere sentimentalism, faith often calls for a deep and resilient trust in God—especially when the going gets tough and the road is dark. In Things Not Seen, author Jon Bloom encourages readers with 35 imaginative retellings of stories from the Bible that illustrate the importance of living by faith. A follow-up to the author’s previous book, Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith, this inspiring volume explores the lives of Abraham, Moses, Saul, John the Baptist, and more—helping readers remember God’s promises, rely on his grace, and follow his leading regardless of the circumstances. The book includes a foreword by popular author and blogger Ann Voskamp.
Don't Worry (Matthew 6: 25-34)
3 Bible Stories That Will Give You Hope Today
T he Bible is full of stories about faith. Here are just five of my favorites. Abraham is mentioned several times in the Bible for some of the great things he accomplished, but Romans 4 says that he was saved because of his faith and not because of this works. Hebrews 11 says that he followed God even though he was not sure where he was going. God gave Abraham the promise that the Redeemer would come through his family.
In the past three years, my husband and I have both lost our moms. Walking through illness and asking God for healing that we know He may or may not bring is hard with children who are watching and learning about faith. The beauty of childlike faith is that in their innocence they find it easy to believe. Most children have not experienced the reality of deep disappointment that often shakes the faith of the rest of us. So how do we share faith with our children when we ourselves have had our faith tested?
April 26, 81 comments. I read a lot of biographies and memoirs about inspiring people who place radical trust in God. More on that here.
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For the past two chapters, Stephen has been before the Jewish high council the high priest, elders, etc. At the end of chapter 7, the people run Stephen out of town and stone him to death. Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him Stephen to death. Saul goes to the Chief Priest and gets arrest warrants for Damascus so he can arrest any Christians found living there and bring them to Jerusalem—presumably to face the same fate as Stephen. When Saul gets to the border of Damascus, the Lord hits him with such a blinding light it literally knocks Saul off his horse. Then Jesus tells Saul, who is now totally blind, to get up, go into the city and wait to receive further instruction. Now we come to my favorite part of this story.