Category Archives: suffering

“Those who sit in darkness . . .”

Our painful circumstances feel more acute this time of year, when others seem to be so happy and light-hearted.  Our present and future seem dreadful.  Job, who suffered (he thought) so senselessly, felt his pain more acutely, not knowing the … Continue reading

Posted in suffering, testing, trials | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

You will fall, but not headlong

23 The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way. 24 When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. 25 I have been young and … Continue reading

Posted in protection, suffering | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gradational weight-training

Just as in physical training, spiritual maturity is a gradual, intentional process that requires a plan and the time for it to be executed.  In spiritual training, it is a coach-athlete relationship of struggling through assigned difficulties to experience anticipated … Continue reading

Posted in suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strength in weakness

One of the most common questions of mankind experiencing loss and grief is, “Why is this happening to me?  Why does God allow so much suffering in the world?  This is not the way I would do it, if I … Continue reading

Posted in suffering | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Purpose behind suffering

Job, a righteous man, suffered great pain and loss.  He struggled to understand the reasons for his suffering.  What he could not see from earth was the dialog in heaven between God and Satan as they discussed Job.  The Evil … Continue reading

Posted in suffering | Tagged , , | Leave a comment