Saturday, December 5, 2009

Is God really good?

"The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made"
(Psalm 145:9 NIV).

Do we believe that simply because the Psalmist says it's so?
Do we simply take it on blind faith that God is good?
What do we say to people who honestly question
whether God is good?
And what's the word for our own hearts
when WE go through tragedyBold
and difficulty?

Whenever we have questions
about the character or nature of God,
we need to look at Jesus
to find answers and solutions
for the problems and difficulties.

When we look at Jesus,
we see that He freely acknowledged
the problem of pain
and the existence of evil.

"In this world, you shall have tribulation,"
He said in John 16:33.

Jesus not only acknowledged evil and pain,
but He confronted them.
Sailing across the Sea of Galilee,
He was resting in the boat
when a storm suddenly arose that
beat the boat around.

"Master! We're dying!"
His disciples cried.

"Peace. Be still,"
Jesus said to the storm. (Mark 4:39)

In the Greek language,
the command is literally
"Be muzzled."

It's the same command Jesus used
when talking to people who were possessed with demons.

This tells us that when a typhoon strikes
or an earthquake hits,
they're not necessarily acts of God.

In fact, the apostle Paul tells us in John 12:31
that satan is currently the prince of this world.

I'm going to stop here and wait for your thoughts.
Think this through and share your hearts with me.

I'll come back in a few days and post some more.

I love you, Girls!
Susie Shellenberger

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hey, Girls!

I'm helping a friend (Steve Russo) film
a teen T.V. special this Saturday,
and we need some teens to call in!

This means YOU!

It'll be a fun call-in show with lots
of extra features.

It won't AIR this weekend;
it's being filmed this weekend.

What can you call in about?
Anything from A to Z.

Questions about guys,
a problem at school,
something you don't understand about God,
how to handle an eating disorder,
a friend who's cutting,
how to choose a college,
ANYTHING you have a question about
is what you can call in with!

The number I'm giving you is toll-free . . .
so it won't cost you anything.


But the time to call in is very specific:
We need you to call between 10 and 11 a.m.
mountain time.

I can't wait!
This is my chance to finally get to hear your voice
instead of simply reading your words.

So write the number down NOW
and stick it somewhere you can find it quickly!


I love you, Girls!
Susie Shellenberger