Topic: Suffering

February 12, 2021
Does ‘Weathering the Storm’ Equal Spiritual Maturity?

Sadly, in many Christian cultures, having a stoical, cast-iron will is exactly what passes for maturity.

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June 26, 2020
Let God Redeem Your Painful Past

Maybe you know the truths of the Bible, but you remember the past, and it haunts you like a horror movie within your own mind.

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June 24, 2020
‘Awake My Soul’ (Psalm 57)

I didn’t understand what it meant for God to hide me under His wings when it didn’t stop the pain. I still don’t.

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June 13, 2020
Heavenly Hope and Earthly Suffering

Being bound for glory has a profound impact on how we live right now.

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June 8, 2020
The Loneliness of Oppression

As Christians, we must never turn a blind eye to injustice, no matter where it’s found.

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November 4, 2019
Where Was Jesus in My Suffering?

Christ’s brutal crucifixion offers real, meaningful hope for those who have suffered the horrors of abuse.

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October 27, 2019
O Weary Soul Keep On

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the […]

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February 14, 2018
When Pain Comes Knocking at Your Door

“Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received.”(Eph. 4:1) I’m 33, and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the beginning of summer 2017. My husband Pete and I have three pre-school boys, and we are church planters in Barlanark, Glasgow. After having our twins […]

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April 1, 2015
Why You Shouldn't 'Claim Healing' When Dealing with Chronic Pain

“Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” In all this Job did not […]

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February 4, 2015
What If We Don't Know What to Say to Someone Who's Suffering?

I open my email and there in my inbox is the dreaded email. Subject heading: “Please Advise” or “I need your help” or “I wonder what you would do?”These emails fill me with dread for lots of reasons. I’m not an expert, and I really don’t have all the answers despite my desire to help […]

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