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A Prayer for Affliction

O may God put me into one furnace after another, that my soul may be transparent; that I may see God as he is.


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Let the Winds Blow

We cannot be established except by suffering. It is of no use our hoping that we shall be well-rooted if no March winds have passed over us. The young ...


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What Good Is Pain?

Sometimes it is spiritual pain which makes us aware that we need a transfusion. Just as physical pain is a marvel for the human body, an early warning ...


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Where Would We Be Without Pain?

Pain can serve a definite purpose in our lives. Dr. Paul Brand of Carville, Louisiana, one of the world's foremost experts on leprosy, describes how ...


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Saved by Skinned Knees

My 2-year-old and I were walking along a busy street when suddenly she broke loose of my grasp and ran ahead of me. I rounded the corner after her, only ...


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Suffering Is a Certainty

We must be made perfect by sufferings. If we do not meet them in our younger days, we shall certainly have them in the decline of life.


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Sun Alone Creates a Desert

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.


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When God Says No

A young pastor friend has ... been through the trial of his life. When I saw him recently, he asked me, "What do you do when God doesn't say ...


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Pain Precedes Joy

I don't envy those who have never known any pain, physical or spiritual, because I strongly suspect that the capacity for pain and the capacity for ...


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How to Find Life

It would be just another illusion to believe that reaching out to God will free us from pain and suffering. Often, indeed, it will take us where we rather ...


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