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Abuse, Suffering, and Other Painful Disappointments

It takes grace, courage, faith, humility, patience, and a passion for wanting to grow in your walk with God. And though it’s a counterintuitive worldview, suffering is one of the primary means the Lord uses to mature us. Listen to the podcast You may want… Continue Reading …

“You Are Suffering, and I Am Glad” – Jesus

Sometimes God is provocative in how He responds to us. The degree of provocation or outrage from us is proportional to our understanding of Him and His good desires for us. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

Why We Should Embrace the Crucible Of Suffering

It is crucial to accurately recognize how God is working in you during times of suffering. There is a greater temptation to see the pain in your life as something happening to you, rather resting in a great God who is doing something in you.… Continue Reading …

Three Keys to Help You Look Beyond Your Suffering

Does anyone love God because of who He is exclusively or do we love God for what we can receive from Him? More personally, do you have faith that is larger than your self-interests? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

Suffering: How to Steward God’s Most Feared Blessing

We can agree on this: personal suffering is the one thing we fear the most. Think about it for a minute. Certain things come to mind that tempts you to fear. Maybe you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it, and that is… Continue Reading …

Four Things You Must Know About Your Suffering

Our religion could be an enjoyable experience if suffering were not part of our lives. The pain was my biggest disappointment and greatest frustration after becoming a Christian. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: The Danger of Trying to Please God Do… 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 …

Ep. 31 Uncensored Podcast On a Theology of Suffering

Shows Main Idea – This past April I did a podcast with the Glory Books Ministry, Ep. 12 on a theology of suffering. They aired that show in April. However, what you did not hear were some of the bloopers and pneumatic moments that were… 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 …