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Suffering and God's Pain

In the last post, while considering the question of why God allows suffering, we noted that God actually brings suffering, and that He does so, partly because it is suffering that helps us to grow.

And yet, there’s more to contemplate on this question of God and suffering––because often the question is asked in great frustration at God, or while in the midst of great pain and suffering. At that point, hearing that God is using this pain in order to help you grow might not actually be incredibly helpful.

However, there is a side to this entire discussion that isn’t often considered. This aspect is stated clearly in the book of Isaiah, while the prophet looks back on Israel’s history and discusses God’s interaction with them after bringing them out of slavery in Egypt...

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This month's survey question:

What happened to the "Thief on the Cross"?
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