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Is God Really on the Throne during Revolutions and Collapsed Buildings?

Is God Really on the Throne during Revolutions and Collapsed Buildings?

Some things in this world are really bad, other things are really good. Ruling over it all, still on His throne, Christ is renewing our hearts and minds to make His glory our greatest pleasure and somehow mysteriously making us better through our suffering here.

Trusting God in Our Suffering

Trusting God in Our Suffering

When we face the inevitable crises of life, we can turn to ourselves, our capacities, and our achievements, or we can turn to the One who created us, endowed us with our capacities, and enabled our achievements. We can trust creatures or their Creator. We can trust our wisdom or his word.

God Redeems All He Allows By Using Our Past Suffering to Help Others

God Redeems All He Allows By Using Our Past Suffering to Help Others

When we recognize our questionable choices and use them to serve others, our humility earns us the right to share a positive message. If we follow Jesus, such compassion born from his grace enables and empowers us to share that grace with the world.

Why Suffering Service Can Be Our Most Compelling Witness

Why Suffering Service Can Be Our Most Compelling Witness

In recent days, I’ve been suggesting a case for Christian optimism based on several facts. Let’s close with this question: How do we remain optimistic when causes for pessimism confront us daily?

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

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

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?”

Why Does a Loving God Allow Suffering?

Why Does a Loving God Allow Suffering?

Many are questioning why a loving God would allow suffering. If he is so powerful, then why can’t he put an end to the virus? The truth is, we may never get the answers to these questions this side of eternity. But we can be comforted by the fact that our God isn’t just cognizant of our suffering. He suffers with us.

Philip Yancey Encourages Believers to Fix Their Eyes on God amid Uncertainty

Philip Yancey Encourages Believers to Fix Their Eyes on God amid Uncertainty

In an interview with Christian Headlines, author and speaker Philip Yancey encourages Christians to fix their eyes on God amid the pandemic.

Why Faithful Christians Don't Always 'Prosper'

Why Faithful Christians Don't Always 'Prosper'

People commonly believe that having faith ensures prosperity, or they question why faithful Christians do not always prosper, but the truth remains—our reward is in Heaven, in eternal life.

High School Principal Visits 612 Graduating Seniors: Reframing the Depth of the Pandemic to Experience God in Depth

High School Principal Visits 612 Graduating Seniors: Reframing the Depth of the Pandemic to Experience God in Depth

Paul testified: “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:3-5).

Christian View of Suffering: Worldview Lessons from the Coronavirus Part 6

Christian View of Suffering: Worldview Lessons from the Coronavirus Part 6

At this time, as the world deals with the spread of the Coronavirus, Christians have an opportunity to share one of our faith’s most unique pillars: Suffering is shocking, but it’s meaningful.