I once leaned toward the word-of-faith camp.

There are varying degrees in this camp. On a scale of 1-10, I was an 8.

In other words, I didn’t believe for a new car, house, or $500,000.

There are many in this Christian camp who are disillusioned.

I have learned there is pain and suffering in this life. You can’t throw a scripture at it. You can’t pray it away.

You can, however, allow the scripture to strengthen you and talk (pray) to God and tell Him how it hurts.

God didn’t supply mankind with happiness, beauty, and successes – and leave us dangling when there is sorrow, ugliness, and failure.

No, He figured that into the equation when He designed the world.

Some say God is not fair, He’s just.

I say He’s fair.