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

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