Tag Archives: Pain and Suffering

God’s House of Pain

God causes suffering in order to perfect us God’s goals for His people are exceptionally lofty. He is not satisfied to leave mankind in its fallen state, or to leave the rest of the cosmos broken by sin, for that matter. Instead, He … Continue reading

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Idol-Snatching Ninjas

God causes suffering in order to wrestle our idols away from us Pain and suffering play a key role in our sanctification. Without them, we might become content with earthly things, which cannot ultimately satisfy us. When life is peachy, we tend to … Continue reading

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God’s Megaphone

God causes suffering in our lives in order to warn us about sin CS Lewis writes in The Problem of Pain, The human spirit will not even begin to try to surrender self will as long as all seems to be well with it. … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness vs Refining Fire

How can a “good” God directly cause suffering? (Question 5 of 8 in the Goodness of God series) The world is full of pain and suffering, but not all pain and suffering is the same. We’ve already talked about the fact that some of the … Continue reading

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God’s Goodness vs Human Suffering

Why do bad things happen to good people? (Question 3 of 8 in the Goodness of God series) A Brief Word of Encouragement Having talked about God’s goodness and how it compares to wish fulfillment, I feel it’s important to interject a word … Continue reading

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Giants in the Land

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel….” [So,] Moses sent them [saying], “Go up into the Negeb and go into the hill country, … Continue reading

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