“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.” (Matthew 13:24-25) Last post we discussed what happens when you sow the seed of God’s Word....
This week’s resources follow a biblical theme that no believer is exempt from experiencing in their Christian life: suffering. We pray these articles encourage you to endure suffering and hardship with patience and great joy. You might consider forwarding them along to someone whom you know is suffering.
Suffering Well: Acknowledging Sin’s Role in Suffering (Mike Riccardi, The Cripplegate)
And so when we undergo suffering—even intense suffering—we should not act surprised as if we deserved something better.
To the Family of a Child with a Behavioral or Neurological Disorder (Sarah Walton, Set Apart)
This is for the family whose life is not as they expected it would be. It is for the family who may seem normal from the outside, but on the inside is hurting, lonely, exhausted, confused, stressed, and unsure of the future.
Suffering and Singing (Paul Tautges, Counseling One Another)
Suffering is not a mark of God’s indifference towards us, or his hatred of us. Suffering is a mark of his love for us. It shows us that we are his.
Who Gave Paul His Thorn? (Andrew Wilson, Think Theology)
So who gave Paul his thorn? God, and Satan, but with thoroughly different agendas.
Your Sin Is Not What You Think (John Piper, The Gospel Coalition)
Sin is the deepest, strongest, and most pervasive problem in the human race.