When good things are happening to us …

When good things are happening to us, we feel good. When bad things are happening to us, we feel bad. When we speak about good things happening to us and bad things happening to us, we must ask the question, "Who are we to say which things are good  for us, and which things are …

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Suffering and faith …

In Job's story, we read about suffering - and we, also, read about faith: "I know that my Redeemer lives" (Job 19:25). Without his suffering, would Job's faith have grown so strong? Prior to his suffering, Job's faith had never really been put to the test. Our faith is put to the test so that, …

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Suffering, Sickness, Sadness, Sin, Satan, Saviour, Salvation

Suffering, Sickness, Sadness Why do these things happen to us? Are we to attempt to explain why some people suffer a lot more than others? Why? There are many questions to which we have no answer. There is one question we can answer. What are we to do when suffering, sadness and sickness come our …

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Why does God allow His people to suffer?

Exodus 15:22-16:36  -  God allows His people to suffer difficulties. Why? -  To strengthen our faith (15:25; 16:4; Deuteronomy 8:2,16; 1 Peter 1:6-7). He chastens us, to teach us repentance (Revelation 3:19). Don't forget God’s love. He is faithful: ‘He didn’t bring  us this far to leave us’. He shows us His glory (7). He …

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