"I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages."
What does it mean to "kiss the wave?" These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian's only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the midst of suffering? What if God intends to work through our trials rather than simply take them away?
After living for more than a decade with a debilitating nerve condition in both arms, Dave Furman shows us that God, in his grace, always designs trials for our good--not minimizing the pain, but infusing significance into our suffering. Furman demonstrates that, even when tossed to and fro by stormy waves, God is near . . . and that makes all the difference in the world.
Table of Contents
- He Can Surf Any Wave
- He Is Our Refuge
- The Ultimate Rescue Mission
- The Greatest Exchange in All of History
- God Is Not Dead
- Look, I Am Your Father
- He Really Knows Every Hair on Your Head
- The Waves Have a Glorious Purpose
- Weakness Is Always the Way
- You Are a Part of Christ's Body
- The Wave Maker Will Carry You to Shore
- Extreme Makeover
- Heaven Is for Real
Appendix: Recommended Resources