suffering

Patience wearing thin?

The Bible often charges Christians to wait patiently for the Lord [e.g. Lamentations 3:26]. The Hebrew word translated patiently in many Bible translations suggests enduring patience in the person waiting that is also silent or quiet. Take the context of the verse above as an example. The author is lamenting the destruction of his beloved …

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The tension in-between

Sometimes, we Christians are terrible at acknowledging reality. We act as though we’re exempt from the consequences of living in a fallen world, something Jesus categorically refutes [John 16:33]. The truth is that we live in dual realities, often at odds with each other. That’s the tension we must acknowledge and deal with. God is …

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The thin slice of time

You have probably heard the expression: “it’s the hope that kills you”. It’s often used when a situation is so desperate and the outcome seems irredeemably certain. However, there is something about the human spirit that clings to hope. Interestingly, this narrative is repeatedly portrayed in many of the movies we watch. How often do …

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Tough times don’t last, faithful people, do

I once heard a preacher say, his troubles increased when he became a Christian. Some may recoil at that because there are people out there who have presented Christianity as a problem-free life. This is neither reality nor biblical. Jesus warned His followers that they will have trouble and suffering [John 16:33] and in the …

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