How to Escape Unnecessary Suffering

How to Escape Unnecessary Suffering

No human being escapes all suffering. While perhaps unkind, it would have been true for me to say over the baby I delivered today, “Welcome to a lifetime of suffering, little girl.” And Jesus promised that “in this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33) But wouldn’t it be a good idea to escape unnecessary suffering?

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It All Belongs to God Anyway

It All Belongs to God Anyway

God’s in charge, right? Then why do bad things happen? We can’t fix things ourselves! But God has given humankind “dominion” over the earth. (Genesis 1:28) We are to “work out [our] own salvation”. (Philippians 2:12) So does that mean you and I are in charge?

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Is God For Me or Against Me?

Is God For Me or Against Me?

Your picture of God makes a difference. In your heart of hearts, what do you believe about Him? Not what others tell you, or what you think you’re supposed to believe. When you’re faced with “stuff,” do you believe He’s truly on your side? In the end, do you experience God as for you or against you?

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You Don’t Have to Live Like This!

You Don’t Have to Live Like This!

Jesus was and is all about life. “In him was life, and that life was the light of men.” (John 1:4) “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) When you said Yes to Jesus, what did you expect would happen next? What were you saying Yes to? Have you experienced that life?

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