Category Archives: Suffering

We have no power

Make a courageous admission: Some of us need to turn to God and confess, Continue reading

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The friend of God

Learning about life with God from the friend of God. Continue reading

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When life feels difficult

I’ve often asked God for green pastures and still waters. God has been faithful to provide times of rest and refreshment.  Continue reading

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Responding to grief

Deep reflection on grief and grieving. Continue reading

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5 purposes of pain (by C. S. Lewis)

Can you think of other purposes? Continue reading

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When forgotten and deserted

It hurts to be forgotten and deserted. But when faced with such experiences, we only multiply our pain when we choose… Continue reading

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What is God doing in my life?

You may have thought that life with God would solve everything. Why are you facing new challenges and still battling old ones? Continue reading

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A screaming room in every hospital

After directing her to a quiet room for prayer, the doctor thought to himself that there should be a screaming room in every hospital Continue reading

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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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God’s dispositional will

This dimension of God’s will reveals that God is not inwardly disposed to or delighted by… Continue reading

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