Coming up on seven years ago, I lost my precious Makenzie. Suddenly taken, I was suddenly shaken; set adrift in an ocean that I didn't want to sail. It took me several years to find emotional land again and when I did, I had to deal with the 'Why' question with which most of us … Continue reading Why Is There Pain? – Todd Stocker.com
You’ve had those nights. The ones through which rest eludes you and worry torments you. Your spouse — if married — sleeps soundly next to you but you listen to the nothingness that fills your dark room. You are in pain. If it were only physical pain, you could take the pill, sip the nectar or … Continue reading Pain In The Night; Joy In The Morning – Todd Stocker.com
You may have been there. Someone close to you loses a loved one and you find yourself in that situation of wanting to help but not knowing how. Recently, someone in the ToddStocker.com community asked me what to do when his cousin died at a young age and was wanting to console her parents. Given that I’ve been on the other side of it, I offered this simple advice.
There is a phrase that I don’t toss around anymore. That phrase is “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” Why don’t I juggle these words? Because, frankly, they aren’t true. Nowhere in the Bible does it appear. Nowhere in the archives of theological history does it find voice. Nowhere in my experience … Continue reading WILL GOD GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE?