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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

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


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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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Man Finds Himself in Misery

O what a giant is man when he fights against himself, and what a dwarf when he needs or exercises his own assistance for himself. ... Man hath no center ...


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Why, God?

Is not the question "Why is God letting this happen to me?" really a question that seeks to find out how God feels toward me? When I have pursued the ...


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Stott on the Necessity of Christ's Pain

I could never myself believe in God if it were not for the cross. In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I turn ...


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