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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God sees our tears, and in the person of Jesus he has shed tears of his own. Our tears matter. From Scott Hubbard at Desiring God. When Jesus joined a crowd outside the town of Nain and watched a widow weep over her son’s body, “he had compassion on her” (Luke 7:13). Later, when Mary …

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To mark the release of his book Tumbling Sky: Psalm Devotions for Weary Souls Matt Searles is making the album which inspired the book available for free download. The album is a wonderful addition to Searles’ two earlier productions. The Psalms are chosen this time to reflect the ministry that they offer to those in …

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I like Zack Eswine’s writing. In Spurgeon’s Sorrows Eswine sensitively considers the experience of depression, using Charles Spurgeon’s experiences and writings as a reference point. Such are the variations in depression I’m loathe to generalise or make it look like there are universal treatments that will bring relief. It’s not a long book, but it …

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