Tag: Suffering

Choosing Gratitude: Chapter 8

Welcome to the Choosing Gratitude study! If you’re not sure what this is all about, we’re studying through Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. See the Introduction for more details. Choose Gratitude — But Not Without Sacrifice Gratitude is more than just a pleasing sentiment. It’s more than smiley faces and greeting cards. It takes hard work, and it […]

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Suggested Reading about Physical Affliction

I want to start compiling a list of biblically sound books that are relevant to physical suffering. They might relate to dealing with a particular disease, or how to handle an emotional response to physical problems, or how to biblically discern proper medical treatment. They might be counseling books, memoirs, novels, or devotionals. I plan to […]

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Let’s Chat: Getting Through Tough Times

What gets you through difficult seasons of physical suffering? Personally, I depend on the prayers of friends & family, encouraging Christian music, lots of books, recordings of the Psalms, and my favorite hot pack. What about you? Prayer, friends, favorite music, sleep, special family time, books, favorite Scripture passages, certain routines…??? Share your favorites in the […]

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Co-heirs with Christ: From Suffering to Glory

There’s a lot of suffering in this world, which I’m sure is no news to you. Job uncertainties, scary doctor visits, financial woes, prolonged waiting, personal loss, estranged loved ones, physical suffering, life-changing injuries, political upheaval, religious persecution… Heartache, betrayal, loss, physical pain, emotional agony, and uncertainty all make their way into our lives at sometime or another. And often more […]

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Touching the Hem: A Biblical Response to Physical Affliction

How would you respond to a life-changing illness? I’d never thought much about it, until I was faced with the question personally in 2007. I was a recent college grad, engaged to a wonderful man, and involved in every activity possible. And then I got horribly sick, and the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong […]

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