WHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL TEACHES US ABOUT SUFFERING

Although the Apostle Paul had a special, unique assignment of suffering for the Gospel from Jesus, yet all believers can learn from Paul’s sufferings when we face our own set of sufferings and trials. This article discusses this is some depth. Here is a tidbit: “Paul proclaimed a message of hope in the midst of hopelessness. He knew that God never loses his bearings, no matter how bad things may seem, and that God would not promise what he could not do. And God did as he said, for God sovereignly controls all of life’s storms. He can–and ultimately will–see his people safely through even the worst storms.” From Core Christianity………………

What the Apostle Paul Teaches Us About Suffering

The Whisper of God

This article is for anyone who may be hurting and in need of encouragement from their heavenly Father, written sensitively by someone who has walked a path of pain and suffering. Here is the takeaway for me: “Whatever your circumstance, however dire, there is a way out. There is always a way with God.” From Duncan Edward Pile………………

Our God Knows Our Pain

Here is a nice little article from The Navigators on how God can be trusted because He understands our struggles in life. Here is a takeaway for me: “God has entered the trenches. He has eaten the same food and been struck by the same bullets.

Downcast Talking with the Risen Lord | Articles | Two Journeys

This article makes a great point with the incident of the two disciples who spoke with the Lord on the road to Emmaus. After they realized they had been speaking with the risen Christ, they also connected to the fact that their hearts “were burning within them” as He opened the Scriptures to them. If we are downcast in spirit, then we need to get into the Word! From Two Journeys……….

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A Different Perspective on Pain and Suffering

In recent decades, people have expressed their difficulty in believing in God because of the presence of pain and suffering in the world. What is interesting is that these modern views are felt in the midst of some of the greatest wealth and material comfort that the world has ever known. Believers in the past did not have such struggles with suffering, perhaps because they recognized the sovereignty of God. Read more about this in this article from the Christian Post………………….