Posts tagged with ‘Suffering’

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10/13/16 GOD USES TRIALS TO BUILD CHARACTER

by Barry Lovett
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“…tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character.” Romans 5:3-4. The tests of life can help us develop strong Christian character, but that does not always happen.  For example, some people lose patience instead of gaining it when facing a trial.  If we are committed to serving the Lord, we can expect to be tested.  God uses […]

9/20/16 GOD USES LIFE’S REVERSES TO MOVE US FORWARD

by Barry Lovett
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“Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for in You do I trust.” Psalm 143:8. Have you experienced a great loss? Don’t lose hope.  Call on the Lord.  Trust Him and keep listening.  If you do, you will gain even from loss.  God uses life’s reverses to move us forward.

9/15/16 WHAT WE CALL ADVERSITY GOD CALLS OPPORTUNITY

by Barry Lovett
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“Let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good.”  I Peter 4:19. Times getting rough? Being persecuted? Under extreme stress? Scared? Continue to serve Christ, even if you are discouraged and feel like quitting, decide that throughout the ordeal you are going to remain faithful.  What […]