God does not always work miracles and acts of providence for our deliverance from suffering

    Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of … More God does not always work miracles and acts of providence for our deliverance from suffering

Piper: Faith in Christ Jesus most fully explained as faith in his word.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 ESV John Piper, in a sermon from 2 Timothy 4, “I Have Kept the Faith” The faith that Paul has kept is not faith in himself, or in any mere man. It is faith in Christ … More Piper: Faith in Christ Jesus most fully explained as faith in his word.

Nothing will be able to stand but that which has the lasting element of faith in God to cement it.

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?         My hope is in you. —Psalm 39:7 ESV From Charles Spurgeon’s comments on Psalm 39, The Treasury of David: My hope is in thee. The Lord is self existent and true, and therefore worthy of the confidence of men; he will live when all … More Nothing will be able to stand but that which has the lasting element of faith in God to cement it.