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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 ...

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Stott on the Necessity of Christ's Pain

John Stott writes:

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 ...

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"Thirteen Conversations About One Thing": No Reason for Life's Trials?

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing follows four separate characters who face unexpected trials and setbacks. They are forced into making difficult ...

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Abraham Lincoln's Life Raft

Abraham Lincoln went into a severe period of grief in February 1862 when his 11-year-old son, Willie, died.

He found comfort in the words of Presbyterian ...

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Woman Discovers God in the Midst of Suffering

Scott Larson tells the story of a woman who discovered God in the midst of her suffering.

Annette and her husband were missionaries in Western Europe when ...

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Medical Missionary Shared in Christ's Sufferings

Helen Roseveare is a British medical doctor who worked for many years as a missionary in Zaire. During the revolution of the 1960s, she often faced brutal ...

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Man Explains the Needs of Sufferers

A Christian man suffering with a complex and painful condition called Fibromyalgia, sent a letter to colleagues and friends offering ideas on what a suffer ...

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Afflicted Woman Bears Witness to God's Grace

Author and pastor Jim Van Yperen tells this story:

Margaret attended a church I served many years ago. Confined to a wheelchair for most of her adult life, ...

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Doctor Describes the Healing Power of Hope

When Jerome Groopman diagnosed patients with serious diseases, the Harvard Medical School professor discovered that all of them were "looking for ...

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Church Father Puts God's Interests First

In 370 A. D., Basil of Caesarea, one of the "church fathers," became the archbishop of Caesarea, which brought him into conflict with the Arian ...

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