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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 …

The Problem With Cursing the Sun

In Genesis 3, God promised Adam, in response to his sin, that life would be difficult. From his fall to the end of the book of Revelation, the promise of pain, suffering, difficulty, and personal challenge has been the norm rather than the exception. Listen… 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 …

When God Whittles You Down to Size

We have two possible responses to our problems. We can be problem-centered or God-centered. The first reaction leads to anxious complaining while the second is the path to peace, even in the midst of suffering. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Pre-Forgiveness: Prerequisite Before You Can Genuinely Forgive

Have you ever granted forgiveness to someone who hurt you? Did you mean it? I mean, did you really, really mean it, or did you just say, “I forgive you” because it is the Christian thing to do? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Bringing God Down to My Level So I Can Argue With Him

When the circumstances are the most adverse, the temptation will be the strongest to bring God down to your level so you can argue with Him. “Letting” God be God is one of our greatest fears. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

How Do You Want to Suffer? With or Without God?

All people born in Adam have no choice about personal suffering (Genesis 2:16-17). That is the bad news. The good news is we can choose whether we want to experience our problems with or without God. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… 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 …