All tagged Suffering

Colossians 1:24-29 — When the Bible, and Life, are Hard

There you are, trundling along, and you hit a speed bump—maybe you even smacked right into a wall—thump! Ever happen to you? Happen this month? Maybe this week? Maybe today? I am talking about when an area of your life is working, and lining up with how you think about that area of your life. Then it happens. It feels like it just does not fit; like you have just hit a wall. Why bring this up? Because if I am honest with you, there are days when I read the Bible and I hit a speed bump. We read today, “I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions…”

Suffering: God, Buddha, Jesus and C.S. Lewis

Yet while a certain amount of suffering is the result of these billions of daily decisions, there is a next question that arises when we ponder what it means to hold a Christian view of God and to believe in Jesus. We accept that God loves us and that God is love, and yet we experience pain. Cannot God orchestrate the world so that His people escape pain?