Tag Archives: Suffering

Rejoicing and Suffering in the Body

Sometimes we don’t want to suffer with others.  Sometimes we want to be insulated from their stresses and struggles.  If you are a member of the Body of Christ, however, you wade in, rejoicing with others in joy and walking … Continue reading

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Suffering Countenance

There is a rain cloud above Job and people can see it.  Do our responses to our circumstances lead others to have less faith in the Lord?  People are watching.  Do you have the strength to say ‘the Lord gives … Continue reading

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Job: Wishing He Was Never Born

This is not like the Job people know.  He wished he was never born.  He cursed the day of his own birth.  Have you ever uttered these words?  This is the real experience of many of us in the storms … Continue reading

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Coram Deo Response to Situations and Suffering

In the midst of any situation in which we don’t know how to resolve or escape or succeed, we begin to think, “Why me?”  Why would this happen to me?  Why do you forget me God?  Or why do you … Continue reading

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Hoping for a New Day

Because of God’s love, we are not consumed.  His compassions for his people never fail.  His faithfulness, on the contrary, is great and renewing day by day. Jeremiah writes of this while he feels abandoned, yet he knows that there … Continue reading

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Joseph: Fruitful in Suffering

Joseph was forgotten by Pharaoh’s cupbearer and was remembered by God.  After two years, God jogged the memory of the cupbearer, and we see God’s plan unfold as Joseph is installed into Pharaoh’s courts.  God made Joseph fruitful in the … Continue reading

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Suffering Response

When we suffer unjustly, our response says something about our relationship with God.  Jesus bore suffering that he did not deserve to pay the penalty for sin which should have fallen on us.  The just suffered for the unjust, and … Continue reading

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