Tag Archive | Suffering

Tears in a Bottle

Psalm 56:8 – Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? The National museum in Tehran, Iran, has ancient artifacts dating back some 6,000 years. In that museum there are some odd shaped bottles. When a husband went off to war, the wife or loved one […]

Joy Comes in the Morning

This little message from Nathan Pitchford blessed me today. Psalm Thirty: Weeping May Endure for a Night, But Joy Comes in the Morning Images of the Savior from the Psalms (Psalm 30) There is no psalm that better sums up the very essence of the Christian life than this song of David, written for the […]

The Happiness Mentality or Pastel Christianity

Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled. And […]

Behold the Lamb

Let suffering saints remember, and look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of their faith, who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despised the shame, and is now set down at the right hand of the throne of God. We must not think it strange if the best men meet […]

Be Thankful for Suffering

Joni Eareckson Tada’s life has been an inspiration to many Christians. I recall first hearing her speak about her accident and paralysis. Her words of honesty (concerning her physical situation) and deep faith and trust in God has come back to me a few times over the past 30 years. Her words have been an […]

Did Jesus Wear Designer Robes?

“…He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness…” –  Isaiah 61:10 “…Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility… Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” – 1 Peter 5:5, […]

To know Him, is to know the Cross

Poll: Disease, Created by God or “Intelligent Evil”

Interesting article at the Christian Post, Diseases: Creations of God or ‘Intelligent Evil’?. I thought it would make for an interesting poll and possible discussion. Any Christian who has been saved awhile seems to face the question, “what about diseases?”…seeking an answer to are the viruses and  parasites which cause the diseases, also created by […]

She’s Dying

I want to share a link sent out by Desiring God blog this evening. She’s Dying Rachel Barkley is a 37 year-old wife and mother of two who is dying of cancer. She only has weeks to live…On March 4, she addressed 600 women and in 55 minutes delivered one of the most God-centered, honest, […]

A Physician’s View of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

This is an article I post every year on what is known as Good Friday (or Dark Friday). It never fails to bring the Crucifixion into sharper focus for me. I pray you’ll read this…even if you’ve read it in the past. Our Lord’s pain, suffering and death was very real friends. May we never […]

“You Will Suffer” by John Piper

HT: Symphony of Scripture Future Grace and the Call to Endure – John Piper “We cannot survive as Christians if we do not find strength to endure affliction. God’s answer to this necessity on the narrow road is future grace. And future grace is the power of Christ perfected in our weakness. Make sure you […]

Effective Prophetic Ministry Through Suffering

This is an excellent teaching by Zac Poonen. While reading I was reminded of the account of Jesus feeding the multitude in Matthew 14:14-21: of his blessing, then breaking the loaves before the disciples passed the pieces out to the multitude. This has always been a clear picture to me of what God has to […]

The Better Way: Blessed are they which are Persecuted…

“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5: 1-2, 10 We are now come to the last […]

The Lord’s Garden

“A garden enclosed is My sister, My spouse.” – Song of Solomon 4:12 The Lord Jesus Christ has a garden. It is the company of all who are true believers in Him. They are His garden. Jesus calls His people a garden, because they are altogether different from the men of the world. The Lord […]

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