Suffering

Oct 27

4 Keys to Healing from Betrayal by Grace Pike

Partnership in the gospel is a gift from God. Few passages in Scripture remind me of this more than reading of Paul’s goodbye to the Ephesian elders in Miletus in Acts 20:36-38: And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced […]

Sep 9

More Than You Can Handle by Austin Dovin

Do not believe the lie that God will not give you more than you can handle. You will be severely disappointed or worse, miss out on a closer walk with Him

Aug 30

Though My Flesh May Fail: Reflections on Chronic Suffering from the Hospital Bed by Brett Fredenberg

Amidst temptations to doubt, God continues to reveal His good purposes for me in my affliction. As I sit in my hospital bed today, three lessons stand out among the rest as reminders of the sovereignty of God’s grace and His goodness in my life.

Aug 17

A Gospel for the Broken by Grace Pike

In the past week, I’ve walked with a friend through a miscarriage, listened to a heroin addict explain that he shoots up because his brother was shot in front of him, and sat with a friend confessing sin and sharing how the consequences will affect their life. Though I’ve not experienced their specific pain, I […]

Jul 14

Remembering Gospel Truths Amidst Evil by Michael Nelson

Mass shootings are no longer rare events in our nation.  Many will remember the shootings at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, Virginia Technical University on April 7, 2007, Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012, or at Parkland High School only 4 years ago.  When these events occurred, there was shock among many […]

Jun 27

Human Cruelty and the Compassion of God by Grace Pike

Series: The Lord and Literature

This summer, I finally decided to open a book my mom gifted me last year called Where the Crawdads Sing. Since it is one of the best-selling books of all time and has a theater debut in July, it went from the bottom of my bookshelf to the top of my summer fiction reading list. […]

May 3

Confessions of a Sometimes Restless Insomniac by Scott Sauls

Because the world is quiet in the middle of the night without the usual distractions of checklists, schedules, deadlines, meetings, interruptions, screens, and iThings, I also find myself wrestling with an inner dis-equilibrium in relation to God.

Apr 12

Go to Funerals by Michael Lyons

When we take our membership vows, we are not joining a hobby or a club. We join a body. A body needs all its members—especially at a funeral.

Mar 8

A Different Kind Of Pain: Three Lessons I Learned As A Father Through Miscarriage by Foster Toft

Jesus Christ cares for my child more than I ever could on this side of grace. Knowing the character of God, I can know that one day I will see Jerusalem again.

Feb 23

A Godly Life in Christ: Suffering with Jesus by Drake Burrows

For Paul, these words were not mere suggestions or passing remarks. He knew the reality which they signified all too well. For he had suffered much for the sake of Christ – sleepless nights, shipwrecks, famine, persecution… but that was for another letter.