In Your Grief and Suffering, You are not Alone

Suffering and grief are real, so is the journey through it.

Though we may want to know why bad things happen, this excerpt from Glorious Ruin helps us come to terms that “We may never get an Explanation.”

Here’s encouragement and guidance for people in mourning, put together by a funeral Director: “The Mourner’s Bill of Rights.” Those who want to comfort someone in mourning will learn a few things as well.

Finally, here’s some encouragement from Scripture.

 

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Stories of Suffering, Stories of God

The never ending question of “why?”

Our links today won’t answer that question, but they will help you seek God.

This week, Philip Yancey’s book, The Question that Never Goes Away, has been a free Kindle download.

Looking at Romans 8.28, Stephen speaks the bittersweet truth that “Jesus Hates Your Suffering.”

When you suffer, run to Jesus. He too experienced pain, rejection, sorrow, grief, and temptation. Because Jesus suffered, he knows exactly how to comfort, strengthen, encourage, and even deliver you.
Randy shares about learning “The Hardest Lesson:” what God provides to those who suffer.
In suffering and trials of all kinds, globally, locally, or in the inner sanctum of your soul, we pray:
May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Rom 15.13

 

This post is about suffering.

Sunday Follow-up

At Christ Community Church on February 3, 2013, Pastor Chelsey took us on a journey through the book of Job as we were reminded to “Remember Who You’re Talking To” when we pray.

As a follow-up to that message, you’re invited to read this short excerpt from a book on suffering, prayer, and trying to understand it all.

God’s gift of faith is meant to be grounded in him- not our circumstances or conditions.

 

This post is a follow-up to a message preached at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC.