Tim Pietz (Wisconsin, USA)
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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. - James 1:2 (NIV)
During my teenage years, my greatest suffering was loneliness. Year after year, I prayed for deep Christian friendships. But year after year, God answered, “Not yet,” and I wondered why. Hadn’t I put effort into finding friendships? Wouldn’t godly friendships help me grow in my relationship with God? Wasn’t strong...
Even in my suffering I can persevere in trusting God.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”