Trusting God – Thoughts on Suffering

Posted: November 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

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As a pastor I find myself consistently involved with people that are dealing with difficulty.  Most recently my heart has been drawn to that of human suffering. I’m in the process of reading a book titled “God’s Healing for Life’s Losses.” by Robert W. Kellemen. Here’s a quick excerpt from the introduction:

“There is no human experience which cannot be put on the anvil of a lively relationship with God and man, and battered into a meaningful shape.”

The important thing to remember is that although suffering, loss, hurt, sorrow, and grief are all unavoidable, a lively relationship with God and His people can and will make something creatively meaningful out of what is unavoidable. It all starts with trusting God. “Trust is vital,” the author says, “because suffering is inevitable. How do we find hope when we’re hurting? Through trust.” I am finding that no matter what area of life I am dealing with, whether it’s suffering, parenting, finances, friendship, marriage, or the myriad of other things we deal with, trusting God is at the front of every single one.

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