Earthly Loss Is Heavenly Gain
The Rewards of Faithful Suffering
Dec 21, 2023
All Christians suffer, some agonizingly and unceasingly so, but the greater the pain on earth, the greater the potential for heavenly reward.
Comforting Lies About Suffering
How the Prosperity Gospel Hurts People
Sep 5, 2023
Only a false gospel would claim it’s never God’s will for us to suffer. Consider Christ, who suffered to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Living Well Among Thorns
Finding Strength in Physical Weakness
Aug 27, 2023
Sometimes God delivers us from physical suffering. Other times he chooses to sustain us through pain to show us more of his power and grace.
The Voices We Hear in Suffering
Jul 3, 2023
Often the voices that are loudest in our suffering are the least helpful ones. The power to keep going lies in our ability to hear God.
The Sight That Changes Suffering
Jun 12, 2023
The pain we face in suffering may feel intense, and our own strength may feel small. But if we look to the God who is with us, he will revive us and carry us through.
Why Might God Wait?
What Grief Taught Me About Love
Apr 18, 2023
We expect love to run and rescue, answer and save. But sometimes, love waits, love lingers, and then love shows up in ways we never expected.
How to Love Suffering People
Mar 7, 2023
When a friend loses a loved one or goes through some severe trial, it can feel hard to know what to do or give or say. So what can we do to love hurting people well?
The Long and Lingering Tail of Suffering
Jan 14, 2023
One reason God may allow suffering to linger, as it often does, is because he values our dependence more than our comfort.
When Praying Hurts
How to Go to God in Suffering
Dec 23, 2022
Suffering can make prayer seem futile, if not impossible. How can we overcome resistance when our hearts lean away from God?
Someone Knows Your Pain
How Suffering Ties Us to Christ
Oct 7, 2022
Suffering can feel isolating. No one knows what to say or how you feel. But someone knows every ounce of your pain and more.
Our Children Need to See Weakness
Sep 22, 2022
Don’t hide or run from your weaknesses in parenting. Lean into them, and help your children learn to rely on God for everything.
When Suffering Doesn’t Make Sense
Jul 11, 2022
We often cannot see what God is doing in the midst of our suffering. That does not mean he isn’t doing something stunningly good.
God Gives Our Waiting Purpose
Jun 4, 2022
Silence can be uncomfortable and unsettling, especially when we are suffering. But if we are trained by it, stillness can be the best place to meet God.
No One Knows My Pain
How Pride Hides in Suffering
Apr 28, 2022
One of Satan’s favorite ways to isolate weak and vulnerable sheep is to convince us that no one understands what we’re going through.
You Don’t Have to Suffer Alone
Mar 10, 2022
Most suffering is lonely. But often, the loneliest suffering is the suffering we try to carry apart from the church.
Caring for the Chronically Ill
Jan 10, 2022
Chronic illness can be a long and lonely road, so how can we love hurting people around us well?
The Unwelcome Gift of Suffering
Dec 10, 2021
We would never ask for suffering, but sometimes suffering is the painful, precious gift we need.
The Lord Gave and Took Away
Lessons on Suffering from Job
Oct 9, 2021
You may not know why you are suffering like you are, but if you belong to Jesus, you can know that God has his why for you.
God Never Makes a Mistake
Sep 18, 2021
“God never makes a mistake.” How you respond to that sentence will change everything about how you experience suffering.
Delivered by Affliction
How Trials Awaken Us to God
Jul 20, 2021
Sometimes, God shows his mercy to us by delivering us from affliction. And sometimes, he shows his mercy by delivering us by affliction.
He Has Not Failed Me Yet
Lessons from Long Suffering
Jun 23, 2021
When you cannot see the faithfulness of God in your suffering or loss, ask him to help you remember a time when you could.
God Has Not Forgotten You
Apr 17, 2021
Whether you are in the valley now or are waiting for yours to come, truths like these are strong enough to carry you through.
We Cannot Cling to Bitterness and God
Mar 6, 2021
Part of learning to truly forgive is learning what true forgiveness is — and what it is not.
Has God Withheld Good from Me?
Jan 19, 2021
If it feels like God has withheld good from you, remember that your Father knows your needs even better than you do.
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