Category Archive: Suffering

Overcoming Hardship…

Recent question from a dear friend of mine: When God allows the devil to bring negative things into my family, what is the best way to deal with them? I pray and ask… Continue reading

Temptation…

Recent question from a friend of mine: Recently, I have been undergoing some temptations and trials that God has pointed out to me in my life. James said, “Consider it pure joy my… Continue reading

Even If…

“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace,  the God we serve is able to deliver us from it,  and he will deliver us from your majesty’s hand.    But even if He does… Continue reading

Look at the Scoreboard…A Football Allegory

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible VIII: Suffering

“I will show him how much he must suffer for My Name” (Acts 9:16). Wow. That’s haunting. Please Keep In Mind 1. Paul wasn’t going to suffer as punishment from God but as… Continue reading

Haunting Bible Verses VI: We Suffer When Other Christians Suffer…Or Do We?

Hebrews 13:3 New Living Translation (NLT) Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies. . . Please… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible III: Forgiveness

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your… Continue reading

“Why Doesn’t God Make Life Easier?”

This question was asked of me recently by a dear friend whose godfather committed suicide. My friend–like many of us!–is genuinely trying to sort through the intense pain/hardship/suffering that characterizes life on earth.… Continue reading

Awaken, Jesus-People…Awaken…

We hear about others suffering…our hearts start to break…we feel sad…we genuinely/deeply want SOMEONE to do SOMETHING…and then we mentally change the channel…we think “happy” thoughts!…We get back to our lives so we… Continue reading

“The Crushed Grape Produces the Choicest Wine”

(quote in title is from unknown source) Please notice this brilliant gem of God in verse 12 of the passage below (Exodus 1:11-14 NLT): “So the Egyptians made the Israelites their slaves. They… Continue reading