Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

06 July 2012

Suffering Well and Job

The point of the book of Job is not to explain the reason for every episode of suffering in the lives of innocent people.  It is to remind us that God has reasons beyond our reasons, and to call us to humbly rely on him.  Job suffered deeply.  But God taught him that he didn’t need all of his questions answered; he just needed to know the living God.  

From Suffering Well by Paul Grimmond, page38.

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