How is suffering good?

JP: Profitable post from Larry Rogier. Larry is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in River Rouge, MI.

Is Suffering Good?

Someone recently asked me, “Why does God do this to me?” He was inquiring into God’s design in a current state of suffering in his life. He followed it up quickly with, “I can’t worship a God who does this.”

My first thought was, “You don’t have any choice … He is the only God there is except for you, and you haven’t done so well for yourself.” But I trusted my pastoral instinct and refrained.

Instead I challenged him to give it some thought biblically as to what God is up to. I told him I could not give him any easy answers. He needed to struggle through this with the goal of seeing God.

Read the full post here.

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