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The Value of Affliction

Affliction is both a medicine if we sin, and a preservative that we sin not.

—Richard Hooker, Anglican priest and theologian (1554-1600)

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Sitting with God on the Bathroom Floor

In his book The Pressure's Off, psychologist Larry Crabb uses a story from his childhood to illustrate our need to delight in God through adversity: ...

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The Answer to Suffering Is Personal

The answer to suffering cannot just be an abstract idea, because this isn't an abstract issue; it's a personal issue. It requires a personal response. ...

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Why God Permits What He Hates

God permits what he hates in order to accomplish what he loves.

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Blind to the Suffering World

Poet T.S. Eliot writes:

We have seen the young man mutilated, The torn girl trembling by the millstream. And meanwhile we have gone on living ... We have ...

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The "Why" to Live

When Jewish psychiatrist Victor Frankl was arrested by the Nazis in World War II, he was stripped of everything--property, family, possessions. He had ...

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Nourishing Tears

The same tears that break our hearts may also nourish us in ways that matter most to God.

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Suffering Is Never Meaningless

Suffering can never ultimately be meaningless, because God himself has shared it.

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Reconciling God and Suffering

It is good to learn early enough that suffering and God are not a contradiction but rather a unity, for the idea that God himself is suffering is one ...

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Your God Is My Devil

In his spiritual autobiography, William Barclay, the venerable Scottish scholar, tells the tragedy of losing his 21-year-old daughter and her fiancee ...

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