Resources on Suffering

Break the Silence: Worship Through Lament

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God cares deeply about the pain of our suffering, and it shouldn’t happen in silence. The Bible gives us a channel to express the trials we experience.

Real Courage

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Real faith requires courage. You cannot follow Christ without courage.

The Worldly Skeptic – Pilate

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If we seek man’s approval, we will never find God. The desire to please people will keep us from God’s grace offered in Jesus.

The Frailty of Godly People

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The very same hardships that God designs to grow our faith can also destroy our faith when we grow frustrated. Frustration places us in great spiritual danger because it destroys our faith in God. Frustration tempts us into unbelief, but our unbelief dishonors God and disconnects us from His divine blessing.

The Grumbling of God’s People

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How quickly our heart can turn from praise and thanksgiving to grumbling and complaining! God always takes notice because our murmuring robs Him of the worship that He deserves.

God’s Deliverance

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God delivers His people from bondage by grace through a blood sacrifice. But His primary focus in His redemption is freedom from the spiritual bondage of our own sin, not liberation from external oppression.

God’s Providential Protection

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God is faithful to fulfill all His promises. He calls us to wait on Him in faith to prove Himself faithful to us.

Courageously Protecting the Church

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Doctrine matters. What we believe about God changes how we relate to Him and how we live our lives. No church is healthy when it is a safe place for wolves to harm the flock without fear of being confronted.

Committing Ourselves to Good Citizenship

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Devotion to God leads us to commit ourselves to good citizenship. Our submission to God always ties us to a heart of submission to every God-given authority in our lives, which means that Christians should be the best of citizens in this present world.

Overcoming Evil with Good

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Devotion to God leads us to overcome evil with good. Satan’s strongest temptations to destroy our soul strike us when we are hurt. Pain caused by others is always a time of intense spiritual warfare against sin in our own hearts.