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God’s Response to Suffering—and Ours

By Cheri Lynn Cowell   We’ve all experienced or witnessed pain and suffering. We hear the phrase from well-meaning Christians, “God never gives us more than we can handle,” or they say, “God must have something great planned for you if he allows this much suffering in your life.” Although these are meant to comfort, […]


Why Does It Hurt So Much?

By Steven Clark Goad   We know the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time (Romans 8:22).   How can we rejoice in the Lord when we’re in constant pain? Is it possible to stay cheerful and positive in the middle of unremitting suffering and […]