The Refining Process
by Mary Loudermilk
One of the most difficult things for us to understand is why bad things happen to good people. At some point in your life someone has probably said, "How can a loving God allow such a terrible thing to happen?" You may ask this yourself. It is easier to blame God than to search for the good that comes through suffering. Yes, the Bible states that there is a purpose and ultimate good for our trials. God's Word tells of many who suffered-some because of willful sin, others because of their stand for righteousness, and still others because it is just part of life. Job, who knew intense pain and suffering, said, "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble" (Job 14:1). It is the destiny of us all.
Dealing with Difficult People
Bible Study Series: My Life With God
Impossible people! Who hasn’t dealt with someone who makes our life miserable? Whether overbearing, rude, demanding—fill in the blank—they are taxing to be around. It may be a boss, a coworker, a fellow church member, or even someone within our family. They drain our emotions and leave us exhausted when dealing with them.Read More from this Bible Study...
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"Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement."~Jacques Ellul