God intends trials to produce maturity of Christian character. James 1:1-4
Ruth 2 Droughts don’t mean its never going to rain again.
Ruth 1 Starting over is not below God’s radar.
Habakkuk 3:16-19 God is sovereign over scary things.
Habakkuk 3:1-16 Preach God’s Word to yourself in times of desperation.
Psalms 139:1-18 Design = Designer
Jeremiah 10:12 Design = Designer
2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Isolation brings more suffering whereas serving others brings freedom: Suffering + God’s grace has incredible life-changing power.
Hebrews 2:10-18 Jesus, the innocent one, suffered the greatest evil in order to bring the greatest good to the guiltiest ones.
Genesis 45:5-8, 50:20 Evil people meant it for evil but God meant it for good, to bring many people to faith in Christ.
Psalms 22 Even when God seems silent He is still sovereign. “If there were no obscurity man would not feel his corruption; if there were no light man could not hope for a cure. Thus it is not only right but useful for us that God should be partly concealed and partly revealed, since it […]
Luke 13:1-9 “Pain is God’s megaphone to get our attention.” – C.S. Lewis
1 Peter 2:18-20 We shouldn’t blame God when we reap what we sow.
Matthew 2:18 Jesus faced evil. Jesus absorbed evil. Jesus is coming to destroy evil.
Philippians 4:4-9 When the “what if” comes, cling to the “what” you know about the “who” you know. “The best way to make Christians into atheists is to stop them thinking about God, and get them thinking about their own states of mind about God! Get them hopelessly preoccupied with their feelings and doubts, and […]