Sometimes God calls us to suffer, believers to suffer, to show the world his glory. How can you have cancer and still have joy? It is easy to have joy when everything is going right. How can you be broke and still have hope? Because Christ is bearing witness in my spirit that I am a child of God, and this world is not all there is; stop looking to it. Our life becomes a beacon to tell the world that there is more, and they are focused on the wrong things when we suffer. Charles Spurgeon said it well. He used to suffer from depression. . CLICK TO READ MORE
Why Do Good People Suffer?
I recently had the privilege of giving an apologetics talk on the problem of evil. I was asked to address the following question. If your Jesus is so good, then why do good people suffer, and why does sin take control of the world, and why do the elderly get sick? The mp3 can be found … Continue reading Why Do Good People Suffer?
Sanctified Affliction Seldom Seems Sanctified
One of the great prayers from the Valley of Vision, a collection of old puritan prayers, says this, "No trial is so hard to bear as a sense of sin. If thou, oh Lord, should give me choice to live in pleasure and keep my sin, or to have them burnt away with trials, give … Continue reading Sanctified Affliction Seldom Seems Sanctified
Trusting God With Your Greatest Fears
And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. - Genesis 43:14 Jacob had lost Joseph, or so he thought he had, and he was terrified of losing Benjamin as well. So much so that we are told his whole life was bound up in Benjamin. If Benjamin were to … Continue reading Trusting God With Your Greatest Fears