Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?

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 everywhereContinue reading “Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?”

Strengthen The Souls of the Disciples

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 theContinue reading “Strengthen The Souls of the Disciples”

The Silver Lining in Suffering

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. ChristiansContinue reading “The Silver Lining in Suffering”

How Long, Oh Lord? (Psalm 6)

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 theContinue reading “How Long, Oh Lord? (Psalm 6)”

Strengthened by Affliction

Communities who suffer tragedy will come together; they will rally, pray for the hurting and comfort one another through the pain until morning comes and the sorrow is a little more bearable. And each one who experiences the trial gets to cling to one another and grow deeper as a body of people. Their afflictionContinue reading “Strengthened by Affliction”