Tag Archives: affliction

I take comfort that …

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of ALL comfort, who comforts us in ALL our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, … Continue reading

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God’s purpose in affliction

A good warm up here might involve reading Five Ways Affliction Helps by John Piper from a couple of weeks ago. Typically when we encounter personal affliction of any kind, our first response is to determine what we can either … Continue reading

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Five Ways Affliction Helps by John Piper

The following devotional is the February 4 entry (link) in John Piper’s email devotional, Solid Joys. For me, God’s timing for this devotional is simply amazing … ———————————————- Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your … Continue reading

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Christian affliction

Let’s be honest … many of us would like to believe that the Christian life is a life without trials, tribulation and struggles.  But that is an unrealistic expectation … one not supported in any way by what is found … Continue reading

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will he be Nurse Ratched AGAIN?

That was the question my wife was struggling with as she prepared for some foot surgery on December 30th that would limit her mobility and activity for 3 or 4 weeks. “Will Bernie be Nurse Ratched AGAIN?” You remember who … Continue reading

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who touched me?

Consider this passage from Mark … When they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him (Jesus), and ran about that whole country and began to carry here and there on their pallets those who were sick, to … Continue reading

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the God of ALL comfort

What if I told you that a purpose in our afflictions is so that we would be able to comfort others in the midst of their afflictions with the same comfort we received from God? What if I told you … Continue reading

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