The experience of Job recounts a faithful and human expression of trust in God through a time of great suffering and confusion. Hywel Jones points out that we should be encouraged to know that God was not an inactive party throughout Satan’s assault on Job, and that after Job’s vindication there is a touching example …

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Joni Eareckson Tada is well known as a Christian how ministers from a life experience as a paraplegic. In an article taken from her book Heaven she recounts a situation where, after another painful physical therapy situation, she hears a question, and responds: “I bet you can’t wait for heaven. You know, like Paul said, …

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Paul Tripp reflects on his own season of chronic illness, a situation that has left him with ongoing physical challenges. The greatest challenge though, is not physical, it is spiritual. You never come to your suffering empty-handed. You always drag a bag full of experiences, expectations, assumptions, perspectives, desires, intentions, and decisions into your suffering. …

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Don Carson recalls a difficult conversation with a senior Christian in Sydney Australia. Not difficult because of its content, but difficult because of the physical condition of the person to whom he was speaking. The content of the conversation was saturated in glory. An excerpt: Here, then, is a philosophy of suffering, a perspective that …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 16 40. Q. Why did Christ have to suffer death? A. Because the righteousness and truth of God are such that nothing else could make reparation for our sins except the death of the Son of God. 41. Q. Why was he “buried”? A. To confirm the fact that he …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 15 37. Q. What do you understand by the word “suffered”? A. That throughout his life on Earth, but especially at the end of it, he bore in body soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race, so that by his suffering, as the only …

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