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Do You Understand the Point of Your Trouble?

How do you think about the trouble in your life? I counsel a lot of Christians who have a lot of trouble in their lives. In a way, they are modern-day representations of Jonah–they are being swallowed up by their difficulties. Listen to Rick read… Continue Reading …

The Secret to Getting Up When Life Knocks You Down

What do you do when you fall? When life runs over you and leaves you in despair, how do you respond? How do you get off the mat again? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 26 – Crucible of Suffering: When Things Do Not Change

Day 26 - Crucible of Suffering_ When Things Do Not Change

Many times, in suffering, it’s easy to focus on the wrong question. You can be more concerned about whether God is safe than whether He is good. Sometimes your genuine desire and expectation for self-protection can outweigh the Lord’s good work in your life (Romans… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 27 – Suffering Produces Strength

Marriage Devotion Day 27 – Suffering Produces Strength

To be discomforted in life is as assured as death and taxes. There are some things you can count on, and personal suffering is one of those things. It is part of the package that comes with the gift of life (Philippians 1:29). Because suffering… Continue Reading …

God Calls You to Suffer

The situational difficulties you face are the contexts that reveal your heart, which is how your faith and obedience are purified. These relational and situational challenges are also your opportunities to follow Jesus in the Christian’s call to suffer. Listen to the podcast You may… Continue Reading …

The Value of Your Suffering in Another Person’s Life

Recently I read the following on Facebook, We were blessed to have [our baby] on earth for two birthdays. Today, he would be six years old. I can only dream of who he would be today. I can’t put into words how much I miss… Continue Reading …