Suffering: Our Greatest Teacher to Stronger Faith

Sometimes I have questioned the Apostle Paul and his exhortations to enter into Christ’s ministry of suffering. But if I am honest, my trials and difficulties have always strengthened my faith and my worship of God. From Servants of Grace…………

https://servantsofgrace.org/suffering-our-greatest-teacher-to-stronger-faith/

Where is God in Our Suffering?

Jesus flat out told His followers that they would have troubles in this world, but they are not left to their own devices to handle the struggles of their lives. Here is a nice quote: “Instead of making you comfortable, Jesus joins you in your discomfort.” From ConcordiaPublishingHouse.com…………………………..

What was Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh? — 2 Corinthians 12

This article is derived from the ESV Expository Commentary on this chapter from 2 Corinthians. The short answer about Paul’s thorn? It’s not important exactly important what it was, but rather, the lesson to be learned in how to handle tough things God allows us to go through! From Crossway.org……

https://www.crossway.org/articles/what-was-pauls-thorn-in-the-flesh-2-corinthians-12/

WHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL TEACHES US ABOUT SUFFERING

Although the Apostle Paul had a special, unique assignment of suffering for the Gospel from Jesus, yet all believers can learn from Paul’s sufferings when we face our own set of sufferings and trials. This article discusses this is some depth. Here is a tidbit: “Paul proclaimed a message of hope in the midst of hopelessness. He knew that God never loses his bearings, no matter how bad things may seem, and that God would not promise what he could not do. And God did as he said, for God sovereignly controls all of life’s storms. He can–and ultimately will–see his people safely through even the worst storms.” From Core Christianity………………

What the Apostle Paul Teaches Us About Suffering

The Whisper of God

This article is for anyone who may be hurting and in need of encouragement from their heavenly Father, written sensitively by someone who has walked a path of pain and suffering. Here is the takeaway for me: “Whatever your circumstance, however dire, there is a way out. There is always a way with God.” From Duncan Edward Pile………………

Our God Knows Our Pain

Here is a nice little article from The Navigators on how God can be trusted because He understands our struggles in life. Here is a takeaway for me: “God has entered the trenches. He has eaten the same food and been struck by the same bullets.