Problem of Pain: Count It Joy

No one ever chooses pain… yet it’s a reality of our world.  So when we encounter James’ words to “count it all joy whenever you face trials,” we tend to want to run away.  No one thinks pain is joyful.  But what if that’s not what James is telling us?  What if he’s actually helping […]

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We all face days and seasons of pain and suffering.  As hard as these times can be, we shouldn’t really be surprised by them.  Jesus told us they would come.  Yet Jesus also tells us to “take heart” and “have peace” when facing pain; and honestly, that doesn’t come easily!  Thankfully, Jesus doesn’t just tell […]

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Problem of Pain: Why?

We live in a world full of pain and suffering.  But why? We serve an all-powerful, all-knowing God.  Why, we wonder, does He not step in and do something? Today we begin to explore the problem of pain and suffering in our world as we look to God to find strength, endurance, and understanding.

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