The Power of Redemptive Suffering: Ask 'What?' Not 'Why?'

Woman crying into her hands

What if you’ve learned every conceivable lesson and undergone every imaginable sanctification and the drumbeat of sorrow continues, with no end in sight? What do you do when the spiritual shepherds who assured you God was preparing a weight of glory through your momentary affliction stammer and look away, no longer able to meet your questions? According to Connors, you stop asking “why?” and start asking “what?” That is, “What good can I bring out of this situation?”

Joe Biden Is My President: Responding Biblically to Leaders with Whom We Disagree

Joe Biden, Praying for our president

According to the latest polls, only 16 percent of Republicans view President Biden favorably. This news is not surprising: only 10 percent of Democrats viewed President Trump favorably after he was elected in 2016. Since 76 to 81 percent of White evangelical and “born again” voters supported Mr. Trump in the 2020 election, their disappointment with the outcome is understandable. However, if you are an American citizen, Joe Biden is now your president. 

Inauguration Day 2021: Conscience or the Constable?

Inauguration Day 2021: Conscience or the Constable?

The most recent lawlessness at the Capitol reflects an escalating lawlessness that spans political parties, religious affiliations, age brackets, and social classes. Will a militarized America be the new normal? Will the armed troops protecting the Citadel of Democracy today be patrolling the streets of rioting cities tomorrow? Will the blatant failures of our institutions and our leaders continue to fester to an explosive level of distrust?

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