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?
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
Being laid up for three days gives you some time to think about your frailty. Day one was enough in itself, but when you expect to get better on day two, and it gets worse, it starts to lower your spirits. Today, the third day, is the first day I have had enough strength to sit … Continue reading 3 Reflections on Sickness and the Christian Life
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
As I sat there I could feel my body trembling. It was as if it was having trouble supporting its own weight. I wondered if it would ever end. I knew I had felt like this many times before, and He always brought me through. The problem is the weakness of my body also has … Continue reading Strength for the Weary