Ben Godwin Articles

How God Can Take You From the Underdog to the Top Dog

We all love rags-to-riches and tragedy-to-triumph stories. We're inspired when someone overcomes overwhelming odds and...
Where Do You Run When You Face Uncertain Times?

Where Do You Run When You Face Uncertain Times?

David is the most prominent Bible character besides Jesus. His name, mentioned 1,139 times in the King James Version, means "beloved." He was loved by God and still is by millions of Bible readers inspired by his story. But not everyone loved him. He was hated by some...

Faith that is Unshakable

Faith that is Unshakable

In 1957, singer Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the hit song "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." Elvis Presley recorded his version of it in 1970. Of course, that secular song referred to shaking bodies on the dance floor, as the rock 'n roll craze swept our nation. There's a...

The Antivenom to the Fake Snake on a Stake

The Antivenom to the Fake Snake on a Stake

Every story in Scripture teaches us either what to do or what not to do—and sometimes both. These history lessons were recorded, so we can glean wisdom from them.Why fall into the same trap they fell into? Why not avoid their mistakes? The ancient account of the...

10 Reasons Why Your Prayers May Go Unanswered

10 Reasons Why Your Prayers May Go Unanswered

We all face dry spells when prayer feels like a waste of time. Every Christian experiences times when God seems a million miles away. Then we must walk by faith and not by our feelings. When we can't trace God's hand, we must trust His heart.Excluding Psalms, the...

When God Put Himself in a Box

When God Put Himself in a Box

We often say, "don't put God in a box" but, ironically, He put Himself in one for over 800 years!What we mean by that phrase is to take the limits off of God and give Him freedom to work as He sees fit. God didn't confine Himself inside a box completely, but for...

6 Ways God Uses Tragedy for Your Good

6 Ways God Uses Tragedy for Your Good

Over a hundred tornadoes ripped through 10 states Easter weekend causing massive damage and over 30 deaths. An invisible virus has knocked the world to its knees making millions sick and killing thousands.The global economy staggers under the weight of closed...

How God Is Waking Up an Army of Spiritual Samuels

How God Is Waking Up an Army of Spiritual Samuels

Samuel played a pivotal role as a bridge between the judges and the kings of Israel. The times of the Judges spans over 300 years from the death of Joshua to the coronation King Saul. "In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own...

When Tragedy Strikes, Which Way Will You Choose?

When Tragedy Strikes, Which Way Will You Choose?

Ruth and Esther are the two Bible books named after women. Benjamin Franklin was so fond of Ruth he pulled a prank on his cronies in Paris as the ambassador to France. He often attended the "Infidel's Club," a group of intellectuals who read literary masterpieces but...

7 Simple Words That Change Your World

7 Simple Words That Change Your World

It might surprise you to know the word "faith" is only mentioned two times in the Old Testament. There were many true believers back then, but they were the exception rather than the rule. Synonyms like "believe(d)" and "trust" are found numerous times. Heroes of...

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