God Running

My Desperate Prayer (and how God answered)

Yes, I know. Last post I said it was the last post on suffering. But I couldn’t let the series end without a short word on prayer. Prayer and suffering are just too connected to end it without addressing… Read More

The First, The Last, My Everything (What Barry White’s song has to do with suffering)

This is the last blog post in the series on suffering and what you’re about to read are the most important words written in the series. You can do everything written so far concerning suffering, but if you… Read More

How We Forget God’s Name While We Suffer (and Why That Makes It So Much Worse)

Continuing our series on suffering, in this post we’ll look at how forgetting God’s name contributes to suffering and a crushed spirit. Forgetting God’s Name I’m just going to be frank here. Many times you and I as believers suffer… Read More

He Was Afraid to Die

All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away (1 Peter 1:24 NKJV) Continuing our series on pain and suffering, in this post I… Read More

The One Thing We Can Know About Why God Allows Suffering (A blog post for the man of sorrows I met at Starbucks)

He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. (Isaiah 53:3) I Met A… Read More

One of the Strangest Questions Jesus Ever Asked

Why Are You Afraid? “Why are you afraid?” he asked. This has to be one of the strangest questions Jesus ever asked his disciples. And this blog post explains why. What Happened Leading Up To The Question After… Read More

Steve Mays’ Life Of Suffering (And how God healed him)

We’ve been exploring what the Bible has to say about suffering and right in the middle of this series of blog posts, God did something for Steve Mays, the pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay, that I just have… Read More

How Can I Trust In God When I’m Seriously Sick Or Injured?

What A Man Suffering From Disease Once Said I wish I was never born. I’ve lost all my strength, and my disease has reduced me to skin and bones. I’m estranged from my friends and relatives. My breath is offensive… Read More

A Mighty Expenditure Of Amazing Energy And What Happened Next (And what causes a crushed spirit)

A Mighty Expenditure Of Amazing Energy Elijah was coming off three amazing and miraculous events in his life. With the help of God’s Holy Spirit Elijah just “won” a showdown with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of… Read More

Suffering (And How Paul Never Prayed For The Persecution To Go Away)

I often pray for someone’s solution, or success, or health, or prosperity. But that’s not what Paul did. So what did he pray for then?

A Tale Of 2 Sufferings (How Joseph’s dad failed it, and how Joseph nailed it.)

A Tale Of Two Sufferings I never saw this perspective before, but have you ever considered the difference between how Jacob handled his suffering, as compared to how his son Joseph handled what was arguably even worse suffering?… Read More

The Doctor Who Lost His Pain (And The Power Found From Suffering)

“I believe the hardest hearted, most unlovely Christians in all the world are those who have never had much trouble. And those who are the most sympathizing, loving, and Christlike are those who have had the most affliction. The worst thing that could ever happen to any of us is to have our path made too smooth.” –C.H. Spurgeon

%d bloggers like this: