Tag Archives: suffering

Is God to Blame?

Is God to blame when we suffer? Does God cause our Suffering? Did God give my mom the cancer that killed her? Those are hard questions. We need to ask them. More importantly we need to answer them. For ourselves and others. These are questions that plague our faith and life. The first two are …

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Dare To Change

There are two schools of thoughts on change. Cynics say you cannot change and the optimist says that change is not just possible, but simple. I fall somewhere between. We can and do change, usually only when we are forced to or go through something awful. When we change its usually, I almost want to …

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On Rick Warren’s Loss

I am not a fan of Rick Warren. His book is not on my favorite list. I still got my copy somewhere. It’s not one I would recommend. Yet, with all that said I was saddened to hear of his loss. A note sent out said: The 27-year-old son of Pastor Rick Warren has taken …

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The Word of Distress

John 19:28: Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” This statement traditionally is called “The Word of Distress” and commonly compared and contrasted with the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan Woman at the Well in John 4. Jesus became dehydrated by the loss of blood and sweat. Having had nothing to eat or drink since the …

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The Cry from the Cross

At three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) This word from the cross is a cry, a cry of pain and suffering of abandonment and desolation. Jesus in incredible pain and loss, the full weight of the sins of the …

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The Word of Forgiveness

Luke 23:34: Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”  The first saying of Jesus from the cross traditionally called ‘The Word of Forgiveness’, theologically interpreted as Jesus’ prayer for forgiveness for those crucifying him, the Roman soldiers and all involved in crucifying him. Jesus on the cross forgiving …

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A Personal Look At Psalm 23

Have you ever needed to know that things would be OK? You hoped even though you got bad news that God is with you that God is for you and nothing could go so wrong to remove you from God’s care and goodness. You feared that the worst was coming true, yet you still hoped …

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Love Is Always The Answer

With my bible study group, I have been looking at the book of Esther. The only book in the bible that doesn’t mention God, yet it seems that God is present nonetheless. Much like in our lives, we cannot see or touch God in a physical sense, yet God is very much present and with …

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Embrace The Unknown

I am still processing what happened on Wednesday. I didn’t see it coming. It hit me hard. I could not stop it. Have you ever been minding your business thinking life was good that you were on the right track headed in the right direction, than all of a sudden life hits you? Smack! Life …

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I Don’t Know Why

This is a very sad time for our nation. I am not sure what to write. I want to say something. I just don’t what I can say to comfort those hurting. My eyes are watery. I am not going to hide my feelings. I am sad. I want to say something that will make …

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