Suffering

The Importance of Helping Those Who Suffer

It was Edmund Burke who said, “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” Sadly, this is all too true today, as many good people – yes, even Christians – sit on the sideline and do nothing about the injustice and pain that so pervade this world.

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How to overcome life’s toughest challenges

Dave Dravecky, the all-star baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and a strong man of faith, felt a lump in his pitching arm one day. He had a tumor. So the doctors went in, took it out, and found it was cancerous. They ended up removing 50 percent of the muscle in his pitching arm. It seemed like his career was over.

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How God makes sense of your chaos

Two little boys were on a field trip with their class to an art gallery to see an exhibit of modern art. They happened by a painting, and as they looked at it, they could see there was a nose over in one corner and an eye in the other corner, and it was all confused. So one little boy turned to the other one and said, “Don’t you think we’d better get out of here before they say we did it!”

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If God is good, then why suffering?

There are times in life when we just have a hard time understanding “why.” I think about a friend I have who lost a child in a tragic accident. I think about those who are sick and hungry around the world with little hope for relief. Yet others whom we see as less innocent seem to prosper.

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What do you do when life gets hard?

Like it or not, suffering is a required course in God’s curriculum. He had one Son who was without sin, yet suffered. So why should we live life thinking we should be exempt from suffering? It is impossible to pass through this life as a believer without passing through dark valleys.

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Dealing with feelings of loneliness

I heard about a man whose mother woke him up one Sunday morning and said, “Now, you’ve got to get to church.”

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Caught in the crossfire

You and I will never be immune to the trials and suffering that come with living in this world because we live in a world that is in pain. We live in a world that is cursed and contaminated by sin.

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The Stewardship of Suffering

One of the most eventful experiences in nature is the emergence of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Of course, we know that caterpillar in the cocoon struggles, and in the process of the struggle, he comes out of that cocoon and spreads his wings and flies as a beautiful butterfly. 

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God comes near in times of suffering

“I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.” —Revelation 1:9 John is the human author of the Revelation. And since his most famous book had been written, it had been […]

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The providence of God

Have you ever felt like God had you in “wait” training? Well, God puts a premium on patience and perseverance where you and I are concerned.

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