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Real Men: 3 Benefits of Suffering in the Spirit | Real Faith

Romans 5:3-5 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because Gods love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.Suffering spiritual, mental, emotional, financial,... Read more

You Deserve to Stop Suffering – Encouragement for Today – November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020You Deserve to Stop SufferingLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolWhen Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, Do you want to be healed? John 5:6 (ESV)I walked into my appointment with my counselor, Jim, wishing Id canceled. I just didnt feel... Read more

Suffering Alone | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Read: Psalm 88 When we face hard times, its important to remember the One who promises to be by our side. While Paul was suffering from a thorn in the flesh, God told him, My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Most gladly, therefore, I will rather... Read more

10 Beautiful Things God Is Doing through Your Suffering

At birth, I weighed two pounds, 12 ounces and came six weeks early. The doctors held little hope for my survival. Even with some serious illnesses and a need for a blood transfusion and surgery on my intestines, I survived. Even today, I battle chronic illness. Although I don’t suffer as much as other people... Read more

The Communion of the (Suffering) Saints

I’m a profoundly different person than I was a decade ago. Like a soldier whos lived through the horrors of war, the past decade of deep, layered, and relentless suffering has left its mark on every part of who I am. Between heartbreaking special needs in one of our children, five ankle surgeries, the slow... Read more

The Suffering | Thoughts about God by Andrew Murray

Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own body. Hebrews 13:3 We live in a world of suffering! The persecuted believers in Islamic countries, the famine stricken millions, those in poverty and wretchedness, refugees from armed conflict and so much more. In our smaller circles, in thousands... Read more

Savoring in the Time of Suffering – Girlfriends in God – October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020Savoring in the Time of SufferingLisa MorroneTodays TruthTaste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him, (Psalm 34:8 NIV).Friend to FriendI dont know a single adult who will look back on the year 2020 and not shudder! Living through this past spring and summer has felt like Im... Read more

Netflix’s (Un)Well and Our Misplaced Search to End Suffering – Christ and Pop Culture

Netflixs new original docuseries, (Un)Well, examines the trillion dollar wellness industry in six episodes, each focused on a different trend: essential oils, tantric sex, the adult consumption of breast milk, fasting, ayahuasca, and bee sting therapy. Criticized at times for its near refusal to stake out a position on what many would call dangerous behaviors,... Read more

When You Wonder Where God Is in Your Suffering – Encouragement for Today – September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020When You Wonder Where God Is in Your SufferingRUTH SCHWENK Lee en espaolIf I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even... Read more

Deliver Us: What the Prince of Egypt Has to Say about Suffering – Christ and Pop Culture

My soundtrack this summer has been the music for the Prince of Egypt. More than 20 years old, this animated film from Dreamworks is the story of the Hebrew peoples longing for deliverance from systemic oppression and death. The story has sudden, painful relevance in the face of the pandemic that continues to rage and... Read more

Podcast: Asking God ‘Why’ in the Midst of Suffering (Mark Talbot)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Is It Okay to Ask God Why? In this episode, Mark Talbot discusses what the Bible has to say about suffering and the question that we all so quickly come to: "Why?" He shares some of what God has taught him through his own experience... Read more

How God Identifies With Black Suffering | RELEVANT Magazine

Little Black girls and Black boys collect indignities, large and small, as they navigate the cities and towns, the highways and backroads of these United States. Little boys see their blackness shift from cuteness to danger. Women find themselves pushed and pulled into sexual stereotypes that present them as objects of pleasure. As hips and... Read more

4 Reasons for Hope in Suffering

God Has a Purpose for Suffering Even though the Bible doesnt answer your specific why questionsthe kind of questions every sufferer asksit does unveil why God allows hardship into the lives of his children. There is tremendous comfort in the purpose of God revealed in Scripture. God lovingly clues us into his purpose so that... Read more

How Do I Find Hope in Suffering? – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Paul Tripp: Hi, you’re listening to The Gospel Coalition question and answer podcast, and this is a biblical counseling series, featuring hopeful answers to your questions on navigating fear, anxiety, ministry, and marriage,... Read more

An Inheritance of Suffering: A Review of ‘This Too Shall Last’

Weve so fused our American Dream with the risen Christ that when suffering enters our lives and does not leave quickly, all we know how to do is hide, judge, or despair. Weve reduced the gospel to rescue, power to privilege, and hope to swift healing, reducing ourselves in the process. Western Christendom has long... Read more

Suffering Leads to Sinning or Serving (1 Peter 4:1-11) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

16 Jul Suffering Leads to Sinning or Serving (1 Peter 4:1-11) Sermon Notes When Jesus told us to pick up our cross and follow Him He was saying: Christ suffered Christians will suffer My journal 14 Kinds of Suffering in the Bible Adamic Suffering general not specific and root of all suffering Demonic Suffering attack... Read more

Nigeria’s Christians are silently suffering the same fate as Rohingya Muslims

"Many of the tens of thousands of silently slaughtered souls are Christians."World Watch MonitorA lot has been made in recent weeks of the Black Lives Matter campaign to take down statues, root out racism and defund the police. Yet for all the uproar and at times vandalism, little has been made of the routine slaughter... Read more

The Courage to Keep Going in Times of Suffering – Beloved Women – July 6, 2020

The Courage to Keep Going in Times of Suffering Beloved Women July 6, 2020READ: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: When challenges come in our lives, its easy to want to quit. The... Read more

Prayers of Strength for Those Suffering from Addiction

News stations and newspapers report the damage and destruction. Loving and caring family and friends, well-educated doctors of all kinds, and counselors and caregivers attempt to hold back the storm. Yet, in 2017 over 19 million people gave in to the siren of addiction, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).... Read more

How to Carry the Hope of Heaven in Your Heart through Suffering

"But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God." (Acts 7:55)We've read about Jesus, sang songs about Jesus, and felt His presence. However, none of us have laid our eyes on Him. When Stephen was being stoned,... Read more

Suffering of Windrush generation remembered in Church’s 2-minute silence

(Photo:Reuters)Bishops and clergy in the Church of England are observing a two-minute silence today to "lament" the suffering of the Windrush generation and reflect on wider issues of racism in society.The silence falls on Windrush Day, which marks 72 years since the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in East London, bringing hundreds of migrants... Read more

Bob Reccord Offers Hope to Those Suffering from ‘Father Wounds’

Bob Reccord Offers Hope to Those Suffering from 'Father Wounds' For a growing segment of our population, even saying the phrase Father's Day brings up bad feelings and memories. For some, the phrase even opens up physical and mental wounds.Author and speaker Bob Reccord is on a personal mission this Father's Day to... Read more

TGC Podcast: Sovereignty in the Midst of Suffering

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Harold Kim: So, let’s go right into the Scriptures. If you have your Bibles, let’s turn to the Book of Genesis chapter 37 verses 2 through 8. Let’s begin there and then I’ve... Read more

Eritrea’s Christians are ‘suffering so grievously for their faith’ – Lord Alton

The protest called for the release of prisoners of conscience in the East African country(Photo: CSW)Lord Alton has told UK Christians that they must not forget nor forsake their suffering fellow believers in Eritrea, where many have been imprisoned for their faith in inhumane conditions.The crossbench peer spoke on the plight of Eritrean Christians during... Read more

Suffering Is Sacred – Encouragement Café – May 29

Suffering is SacredBy Andrea PierceSo let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:4 NLTI still don't know why God gave me my circumstances in life. Truthfully, I probably won't fully understand until I'm in Heaven one day. And I'm okay with that. It's... Read more

Food and a prayer for the suffering church in the Middle East

Volunteers ready for the start of the distribution to needy families in Qamishli, Syria.(Photo: Open Doors UK)With much of the Middle East in lockdown, life is especially grim for many of the region's Christian minorities - often passed over when aid is distributed.Hana works for a Christian group in the region, supplying aid to the... Read more

What Will Suffering Saints Sing? // Christian Lwanda – TGC Africa

While we’re still in this season of COVID-19, it’s worth asking the question: what will suffering saints sing? When we are once again able to gather on a Sunday morning after COVID-19 has passed, and our members who have lost money, or even loved ones, due to this pandemic, return, what will we ask them... Read more

Christian, Your Response to Suffering Matters – TGC Africa

Greetings to you Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord. My name is Rodgers Atwebembeire, the pastor of New City Community Church, a church that meets at the compound of the African Bible University opposite Quality shopping mall in Lubowa. Welcome & Prayer I would like to speak to you for a moment about... Read more