Posts tagged with ‘Suffering’

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9/26/18 SUFFERING IS THE FIRE THAT GOD USES TO PURIFY AND STRENGTHEN US

by Barry Lovett
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“My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9. Diamonds are beautiful and valuable, but their beginning is common carbon – black, dirty, and combustible.  Through years of intense heat and high pressure, they become pure and strong.  This makes them a good metaphor for spiritual strength; God uses intense outside forces to rid […]

5/31/18 THE ONE WHO BORE OUR SINS CARRIES OUR SORROWS

by Barry Lovett
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“And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people…for I know their sorrows.” Exodus 3:7. God is fully aware of our troubles and actually enters into our suffering with us.  Writing about the Lord’s compassionate interest in the sorrows of His people, the prophet Isaiah declared, “In all their affliction He […]