No one ever wants to walk through a season of pain and hardship. When we’re there, we often can’t imagine life getting any harder. We wish God would give us more goodness and blessings. We wish He would ease our discomfort. But what if He actually is? What if the downpour we find ourselves standing […]
In the midst of pain and suffering, we often can find ourselves in a very dark places. We feel like the whole world is closing in on us. We feel like we are all alone. And yet, when we pause and take a step back to remember what we know… not what we feel… but […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.