Suffering and the Christian

The Fruits of Suffering in the Life of John Bunyan

The Lessons of Suffering John Bunyan’s sufferings strengthened his assurance that God is sovereign over all the afflictions of his people and will bring them safely home. There have always been, as there are today, people who try to solve the problem of suffering by...

Entrusting Yourself to a Sovereign God

In a prayer meeting, a fellow church member asked for prayer for a man dying of lung cancer. He asked that we pray for the man’s healing of cancer, which was a fairly routine request as far as prayer meetings go. After the prayer meeting, I discovered that the man who...

Loving Our Spouse Through Suffering

“Lord, I pray you will do a physical miracle in my wife, but if you choose not to, then work a spiritual miracle in me so that I can love her well until the end.” These were the words of Dr. Robertson McQuilkin, shortly after receiving his wife’s Alzheimer’s...
Suffering and the Greatness of God

Suffering and the Greatness of God

We all love to hear about a good miracle. We love to read the Gospels and see all the times Jesus healed the blind man, caused the lame to walk, or raised the dead little girl back to life. It’s exciting to see God work in such a way, and we pray for Him to continue...

Seeing God’s Gracious Hand in the Hurts Others Do to Us

Seeing God’s Gracious Hand in the Hurts Others Do to Us

Genesis 50:20, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” Suffering at the hands of other people is extremely painful. However, even when this occurs, we can know that God’s sovereignty rules over all, and that he working out his will for our...

Discipling Our Children in Their Suffering

Discipling Our Children in Their Suffering

It started out with mild inconveniences. Curious sudden rashes, red eyes, and loss of appetite. But it quickly escalated into something we couldn’t put our finger on. Our daughter was experiencing new, painful symptoms on a daily basis, and the doctors could not put...

Christian Sufferer, Your Lord Is Near

Christian Sufferer, Your Lord Is Near

Christian Sufferer- Your Lord Is Near from Crossway on Vimeo. God Is Not Far When you’re suffering, you reach for comfort. You reach for hope. You reach for some reason to get up in the morning and fight again. You reach for something that won’t make your suffering...

Help! It Feels Like God Is Far Away in My Suffering

Help! It Feels Like God Is Far Away in My Suffering

Grief with Good Theology “God, I know you’re not mean, but it feels like it today.” My wife, Sarah, and I were sitting—devastated—in the car outside our doctor’s office. My wife’s blunt prayer was all she could muster. Our prior appointment was to confirm a...

Three Words of Counsel to Sufferers

Three Words of Counsel to Sufferers

3 Words of Counsel to Sufferers from Crossway on Vimeo You’re Preaching to Yourself I think the most powerful way to be a good soldier in your own suffering, to fight the temptations that every sufferer greets, is to be aware that you’re always preaching to yourself...