Why does human injustice hurt so deeply? Because humans are image bearers of the God who made them. When one suffers we all suffer with them. As image bearers we are called to image forth his glory. When immorality and self are served instead of His glory, we sin. That’s what we see manifested everywhere […]Read More Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?
When Paul entered Lystra for the second time after being beaten and left for dead, it was no question as to why he was there. He had returned to the city to “strengthen the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the […]Read More Strength and Perseverance in the Church
The next time someone asks you, “How could a God of love allow suffering?”, perhaps say something like this. First, acknowledge that you see the suffering too and that you hate what you see, just like they do. There’s no sense in acting like there’s no trouble in the world that you live in. Christians […]Read More The Silver Lining in Suffering
Not long now and every enemy will be put to shame. You, Lord, will smite them with the sword of Your mouth and cast them into outer darkness and eternal suffering. But that day has yet to come. Today, the enemy is putting fear on our faces in every corner of the globe. So the […]Read More How Long, Oh Lord? (Psalm 6)
In affliction you have the opportunity to draw closer to Christ, to His pain, His cross and then His comfort, all by the hand of the loving Father. There’s a fellowship there in the midst of suffering and affliction that produces a kind of strength that nothing else can. This strength is rooted in Christ […]Read More Strengthened by Affliction