Ralph Davis writes about Abraham mourning the death of Sarah, describing it as a common sorrow of covenant people. This may be a ‘common’ sorrow but there is nothing common about this death. It is a special death. Sarah is the only woman in Genesis whose age is given at death. And Sarah is, in …

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Anger with God is not unbelief. It is an aspect of faith that has reached its current limitations. Bonnie Zahl writes about the various ways in which a relationship with God will sometimes find us in pain and wrestling with him. Being in relationship with other Christians we need to grow together in grace and …

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Scott Hubbard writes about William Cowper, who on New Year’s Day 1773 was about to slip into a depression that would remain for the rest of his life. Anticipating that descending darkness Cowper wrote the hymn God Moves In A Mysterious Way. From Hubbard’s article: … before night fell on Cowper’s soul, he sat in …

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This article by Kathryn Butler at Desiring God features ten Bible verses/passages that speak of the presence of God’s love to those who are suffering. It is helpful in encouraging Christians to remember these verses for their own encouragement, and also, of course, to share with others. It is by no means an exhaustive list, …

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