Tag Archives: suffering

Difficulty; October 1, 2020


Psalm 116:10 I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” I definitely prefer the Japanese translation of this verse, which the NIV gives as a footnote: “I believed even when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted.’” Acknowledging difficulty doesn’t … Continue reading

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Suffering; September 3, 2020


Acts 14:19-20 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside of the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; August 29, 2020


Acts 4:28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. This is a verse we often skip over or ignore. We forget that all the horrible things that were done to Jesus were explicitly part of … Continue reading

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Suffering; August 18, 2020


Luke 22:41-44 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and … Continue reading

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Recognizing God; July 7, 2020


Hosea 11:3 “It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.” This sad commentary is something I’m afraid the Lord has to say about a … Continue reading

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Consequences of Sin; July 5, 2020


Hosea 5:15 “Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me.” Time and time again the Bible records God allowing people to … Continue reading

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Suffering; June 18, 2020


Isaiah 19:22 The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them. This prophecy is very interesting in light … Continue reading

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Fear; May 6, 2020


1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. This would seem to be a very timely … Continue reading

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Faith; April 13, 2020


Luke 24:25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!” This doesn’t seem very politically correct to us, but it was spoken in love. That’s a good … Continue reading

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Suffering; March 9, 2020


Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. Reading this I immediately thought of a report I read just recently of persecuted believers … Continue reading

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