Tag Archives: Suffering

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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Rejoicing and Refining

I would prefer that life be a bowl of cherries with no pits.  Watermelon with no seeds.  Roses with no thorns.  This isn’t how it works, however.  The rejoicing we do in life is tempered by the refining we undergo … Continue reading

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Calling (Persecution) Shotgun

In the middle of Jesus’ revelation to his disciples, James and John interrupt him to ask if they can sit on either side of him in his kingdom.  And Jesus’ answer to them was profound and ignored… he told them … Continue reading

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