Paul was willing to suffer in his service of the gospel. So should we.
Suffering would seem to threaten endurance, not promote it. But that's not what James says.
It's the seasons of affliction that yield the most spiritual fruit.
When there is work to be done and you are sad, do it with tears, trusting that there will yet be a harvest of joy.
In grief and pain and despair people often say things they otherwise would not say, and we should not reprove them.
One of God's gifts to us in suffering is that we see and experience depths of his Word that a life of ease would never yield.
There is a kind of shame that you should not be ashamed of.
Is there a way that Jewish suffering may find, not its cause, but its final meaning in the suffering of Jesus Christ?
A Christian's suffering shows the world that Jesus is more valuable than whatever life can give and death can take.
Thoughts after the collapse of the bridge in Minneapolis.
The greatest tribute we can pay those who have died is to live for Christ, who is in control.
How can we know whether to persevere through persecution or run away from it?
A meditation on goodness in Psalm 119:65–72.
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