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.“
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……….
As much as we might want to think otherwise, our greatest growth — both emotionally and spiritually — often takes place during and after times of trials and suffering. This marvelously insightful article explains how this works scripturally. From Pierce Taylor Hibbs………………..
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………………….
I have found Andrew Farley to be an engaging, biblical, and realistic yet optimistic expositor of the Word. I invite you to be encouraged by watching/listening to this sermon on God and suffering………………