Articles by Vaneetha Rendall
The Book of Job has both shaken me and shaped me.
When I first read it, I found it troubling. It didn’t seem fair. Job was a righteous man. But over the years, this story has helped forge my understanding…Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, I met with a friend who believes that while God draws near to us in our trials, people often suffer in ways that God never intended. God reacts to our suffering but never causes it.
A few months ago, I made a startling discovery.
In Scripture, clouds are associated with the very presence of God.
Before my surprising insight, my view of clouds had been entirely negative. I’d never liked cloudy days, especially when they…Continue Reading
I can’t carry my plate to the table.
Last month I could do it easily. But with post-polio, things deteriorate rapidly. Every week, I face new challenges, discover things I can no longer do, give up more things I love.
Countless childhood surgeries. Yearlong stints in the hospital. Verbal and physical bullying from classmates. Multiple miscarriages as a young wife. The unexpected death of a child. A debilitating progressive disease. Riveting pain. Betrayal. A husband who leaves.
If it were…Continue Reading