On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Glenna Marshall have a great conversation about the goodness of God, lament, suffering, reading and studying the Bible, church hurt, loving the Church, and her new book, The Promise is His Presence: Why God Is Always Enough (P&R, 2019).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How learning to follow Jesus doesn’t protect Christians from suffering but leads them in the path of suffering.
  • What it is that what we often lack becomes the object of our worship.
  • How the goodness of God helps Christians to face suffering.
  • How desperation for the Lord helps Christians to cultivate deep dependence on the Lord.
  • How learning the nearness of the Lord helps Christians to face the good days and bad days and everywhere in-between in the Christian life.
  • How prioritizing our habits as Christians speaks to what matters most to them.
  • The role of reading, studying, and meditating on Scripture helps Christians in challenge situations.
  • What role waiting on the Lord should have in the lives of Christians.
  • Learning good questions of the biblical text not to doubt God but to develop further trust in His revealed character in the Word of God.
  • The role friends play in the Christian life to help them through times of suffering.
  • How the practice of lament helps Christians during seasons of grief and suffering.
  • How to respond to church hurt and deal with it in the Christian life.
  • The greatness of God and how He orchestrates all the things of our lives for His glory.
  • The local church and spiritual disciplines.
  • The role of the local church and helping Christians through hard times.
  • Why Christians should love the Church.

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