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The Brutal Suffering of Jesus

As Americans, we live in a sanitized and antiseptic culture. Everything is clean, orderly, and has its place. Even our suffering. Most Americans don’t experience extreme brutality […]

How Satan Uses Your Suffering

“I’m done with God.” “No one will ever understand.” “I’m never trusting anyone again.” “I can’t pray.” “I won’t pray.” I’ve heard all of these statements […]

My Biblical Checklist for Suffering

I woke up in Hell. Really. It was that hot. Open heart surgery was finished and my thirteen-year-old body was racked with pain. It’s easier today. […]

Getting Stuck in Suffering

During the past two years, as I was writing a book on the subject, I have spent time recalling and distilling the many lessons I’ve learned […]

Can I Be Happy in Suffering? Yes!

When I saw the movie Paul, Apostle of Christ, I was surprised at how dark it was, focusing almost exclusively on Rome’s brutal violence done against […]

Suffering and Death: Why Does God Allow It?

Why does God allow suffering and death? This is the age-old question that has plagued man for thousands of years. It is a direct challenge against […]

The Greater Purpose in Suffering

“I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout […]

Will Your Suffering Have Purpose?

If we recognize God’s sovereignty even over Satan’s work, it changes our perspective about our lives and suffering. Satan and God intend the same suffering for […]

How Do I Explain Suffering to My Five-Year-Old?

Dear Roger, How do I explain to my five-year old why God lets people be poor and homeless? In other words, how do I explain suffering […]

Can I Be Happy in Spite of Suffering?

God never guarantees that the Christian life will be smooth or easy. In fact, he promises the opposite: “All who desire to live godly in Christ […]

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