Suffering: How can you be released from the suffering that God allows? Part 4

 

This is Part 4 of 4 parts answering the question, “How can you be released from the suffering God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?”

There Is A Resurrection Body Coming

Whether through the Rapture or through death, all Christians will receive a new resurrection body, which will suffer no more. Paul explained this transition, Continue reading

Suffering: How can you be released from the suffering God allows? Part 3

This is Part 3 of 4 parts answering the question, “How can you be released from the suffering God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Part 4 will be posted tomorrow.

The Christian’s Solution Is Hope

Christians do not know how long their suffering will last. It may be a day or a lifetime, but will ultimately will all end at death. There will be no more sorrow or tears (Rev. 21:4). Continue reading

Suffering: How can you be released from the suffering God allows? Part 2

This is Part 2 of 4 parts answering the question, “How can you be released from the suffering God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Parts 3-4 will be posted on succeeding days.

Fix Your Eyes on the Lord

Right after his presentation of the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11, the writer to the Hebrews recorded the Lord’s solution for dealing with the challenges of life. While some of them endured torture, torments and wanderings in the wilderness, they refused physical deliverance in order to obtain a better resurrection or reward (Heb. 11: 35). How does a person endure without losing their faith? How does someone persevere in persecution and agony for the name of the Lord Jesus? Continue reading

Suffering: How can you be released from the suffering God allows? Part 1

This is Part 1 of 4 parts answering the question, “How can you be released from the suffering God allows?” in the larger question, “Why does a loving God allow suffering?” Parts 2-4 will be posted on succeeding days.

As a pastor, I have seen many people suffer. I’ve watched beloved friends as they physically worked through a painful recovery from surgery, emotionally dealt with the unexplained death of an infant, socially dealt with the rejection of friends or a spouse, and spiritually dealt with a child who has wandered from the Lord into drugs and immorality. I’ve walked alongside those who have lost a spouse of over 50 years and seen the pain overcome them within just a few months. When friends are in pain, it’s difficult for them to focus on the Lord. Continue reading