From the September/October, 2009 issue of Touchstone
When the Wood Is Dry by Daniel Boerman

When the Wood Is Dry

Daniel Boerman on the Side of the Good News We Don’t Want to Hear

The gospel is all about healing and salvation and deliverance. It promises deliverance from sin and the judgment of God. It releases us from guilt and futility and frees us to live a meaningful life in the service of God. And it holds out the promise of a new life in the presence of God after this present life of struggle is over.

But what happens when this Good News seems to pass us by and leave us unchanged? For a period of several years, the gospel seemed to leave me out in the cold as surely as a marooned traveler stranded in a North Dakota blizzard. I struggled with confusion and depression and doubt.

During this per . . .

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