Posts tagged with ‘Suffering’

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10/1/19 GOD USES LIFE’S REVERSES TO MOVE US FORWARD

by Barry Lovett

“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. 

1/16/19 UPHEAVAL OFTEN PRECEDES SPIRITUAL PROGRESS

by Barry Lovett

“We have been delivered from the law… so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit.” Romans 7:6. Throughout the Old Testament, God told His people to expect some major renovation on the road between Him and them. When God sent Jesus, it seemed to the Jews as if their way to God […]

11/19/18 BURDENS CAN BECOME BRIDGES TO BLESSINGS

by Barry Lovett

“For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:5. Various kinds of burdens are mentioned in the Scriptures. Some can be shared, but others God intends that we carry by ourselves.  Although the weight of these trials may at times seem unbearable, we eventually come to see that our Lord always has a wise […]

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

by Barry Lovett

“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 […]