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A Light Affliction

Why me? What did I do to deserve this? I deserve better. These are all things that I find myself thinking too often. When God puts certain trials and hardships in my life, my first reaction tends to be anger and frustration. I am blinded by my own struggles, and I fail to see that […]

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Praying for God’s Will to be Done

“If it be Thy will.” How often don’t we use those words in our prayers? “If it be thy will.” It’s important for us to use those words. When Jesus instructed his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount, he taught them to pray “Thy will be done.” Later, toward the end of his ministry, Jesus […]

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Count It All Joy

What are the things you count as joy in this life? You take a moment to absorb the question, and then the list of all the good gifts God has given you begins to roll through your head. His grace, his salvation, his word, my family, my friends, my work, my dreams, my successes, my […]

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God’s Purpose in the Sufferings of Joseph

Suffering is a grim reality in this world. But the God who controls it by his almighty power is also real. The question therefore follows, What is God’s purpose in our sufferings? The last part of the book of Genesis (Ch. 37-50) is largely devoted to answering this question. The inspired writer answers the question […]

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A Savior In the Time of Need

There in the darkness did I lay, In the pit of mire and clay. The darkness was so cold and deep, And to my soul then did it creep. The presence of one else was near, It chilled my bones with sick’ning fear. It’s cruel voice did drown my soul. He came to me, I […]

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Stitches

Images of terrible things flashed across the screen of the television. Susan wanted to shut her eyes, but somehow they couldn’t help taking in all the suffering that was being shown on the news. People in one country were starving. People in another country had been hit by a flood. And still another country had […]

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Contentment in Suffering

Thank you for the privilege of speaking to you.  It has been a number of years since I have spoken at a Young People’s Convention.   And I am grateful for the opportunity to address you tonight. Christians, you and I too, know a SECRET: it’s the secret of being content not just when things are […]

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Contentment in Suffering

Thank you for the privilege of speaking to you. It has been a number of years since I have spoken at a Young Peoples’ Convention. And I am grateful for the opportunity to address you tonight. Christians, you and I too, know a SECRET: it’s the secret of being content not just when things are […]

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