“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 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 minimising 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.
“... If you want a book that is realistic about years of chronic pain and debilitating depression, yet drives you toward the comforts of Christ and his gospel, read this book.” - D.A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School