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  • Suffering and the Biblical Story

    Two ideas must be present in how we think about suffering: (1) suffering is not original; it has not always existed. (2) suffering is not something created or authored by God.

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  • Why does God allow suffering, which He could prevent, thus making our lives happier?

    The Bible teaches that "God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" (Rom. 8:28). It is reassuring to know that when God allows suffering, which He could prevent, He is accomplishing something good.

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  • The Harder I Laugh...

    Do you occasionally attend church wearing a plastic smile, insisting "I'm fine," while inside you're suffering depression, fear, or loneliness?

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  • How the Mercy of God Flourishes in Suffering

    It is important to recognize that this process of perception, interpretation, and conclusion has a significant impact on the way people experience life. Understanding this can have a profound impact on helping people walk through difficult seasons of suffering.

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  • Job's Loss, Job's Gain: Our Suffering, Our Pain

    Job's story raises an important question: How is suffering an opportunity for me to bless others?

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  • Does God Like Making You Suffer?

    I know in my head that God works all things for good, and that I am supposed to rejoice always. But deep down, I suspect God somehow enjoys seeing me suffer.

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  • The Purpose of Pain

    We all experience pain, and even suffering at some time in our lives. While our natural reaction to pain is to avoid it, get rid of it, or numb it; we need to realize that God allows pain. In fact, our suffering is a sign of God's love. Let me explain.

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  • What Can You Do When God Won't Heal You?

    You believe that God can heal you... but what if no healing comes your way? Does that mean you don't have enough faith? Here's how to find A Place of Healing no matter what.

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  • Author Calls Christian Leaders to View Pain as Opportunity for Joy

    Few people pursue joy in the midst of suffering, yet author Ajith Fernando’s new book asserts that Christian leaders and servants who want to know God more deeply must do just that.

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  • The Real Truth about Suffering

    Instead of following along with our self-obsessed, comfort-minded culture, Christians should expect suffering. It's the rule, not the exception.

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