Many people are helped just by the loving presence of another

In Job 22:5, Eliphaz, one of Job’s “friends” says to him “Is not your evil abundant? There is no end to your iniquities.”  Hmmm, probably not the best example for us to follow when visiting a friend who is suffering! Can we learn something from Job’s friends about how to help the hurting? John Piper’s … More Many people are helped just by the loving presence of another

Piper: “It’s very hard to navigate your way through those chapters and determine what is true and what is not”

“How then will you comfort me with empty nothings? There is nothing left of your answers but falsehood.” Job 21:34 John Piper in a transcript from the radio program, “Ask Pastor John:” The big picture of Job is that there was a man who was, in one sense, blameless in God’s sight. He was leading … More Piper: “It’s very hard to navigate your way through those chapters and determine what is true and what is not”

Holding on to Hope

After losing two children to a rare disease, Nancy Guthrie has become an unofficial spokesperson for finding God’s hope in the midst of suffering.  She said, I’ve experienced one of the worst things that can happen, and I haven’t found I’m strong and I can handle it. But I have found out God’s promise is … More Holding on to Hope

Job’s friends all infer that Job has committed some great sin

    “Remember: who that was innocent ever perished?         Or where were the upright cut off?     As I have seen, those who plow iniquity         and sow trouble reap the same. —Job 4:7-8 ESV Dr. Kim Riddlebarger preached a sermon series in Job, and here is an excerpt from Job 4-14, “Though … More Job’s friends all infer that Job has committed some great sin

My Daughter’s Cancer, the Book of Job, and God’s Mercy

The opening lines from a post at the Desiring God blog: Your daughter has cancer.” Those words still sting lemon juice on a paper cut. Tonight as I put Jada (six years old) to bed I asked her if she knew anyone who loved the Lord but still experienced pain and sorrow. Her reply? “Me … More My Daughter’s Cancer, the Book of Job, and God’s Mercy