Suffering Christians Encouragement for those who are hurting


What not to say to those who are suffering

More Things Not to Say to Those Who are Suffering by Ed Welch

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Commentary on Job on Scribd Through March

Job - Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament

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Spurgeon on Depression

When a Preacher is Downcast
by Charles Spurgeon

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Suffering and Justice in Job

The Almighty God revealed himself to Job. How simple that encounter seemed to be, and yet, how profound were the implications of that revelation. In a moment, Job’s attitude changed. His life was flooded with purpose, with hope, and with the expectation of healing. God healed Job by bringing him out of his anxiety into acceptance of his situation, an acceptance that brought peace to Job’s life.

God’s purpose was not only to heal Job, but also to instruct him. God asked Job several rhetorical questions which were beyond human capability of answering.

God wanted Job to catch a glimpse of his work in creation so that Job could realize that his suffering was insignificant when placed next to God’s work in the world. At the end of God’s questioning, Job recognized the vast gulf between God’s wisdom and power and his own ignorance of the many mysteries of life. The greatest lesson Job learned was that God was sovereign over his creation and that divine sovereignty governs all reality, including Job’s own life.

The Suffering of Job and Divine Justice - Part 2
(link to Part 1 is at the top of that post)

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