The concept of suffering is as relevant in 2021 as it has ever been in human history. We see it continually addressed in books by self-help gurus, Christian theologians, and Buddhist monks. The issue of theodicy, or “why do we suffer”, will probably always remain a question. But one question that can be answered is, […]
The Bible is a book of many messages, and one of the strongest messages is the importance of having hope. St. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 13, states that hope is one of the three most important qualities to have, along with faith and love. Unfortunately, hope gets a bad rap in our age of […]
As we learn the Scriptures, and commit them to memory, we draw closer to God. I offer the following short and meaningful verses that mention waiting, followed by a few verses mentioning patience.
You are just as complex as any technological triumph out there – and actually more complex. You have the ability to decide between right and wrong, a faculty for moral judgment; you have imagination, the capacity to think of and understand the abstract; you can appreciate the beauty of this world and envision the beauty of the next.
Suffering, hardship, struggle, adversity – and simply, pain – are all part of the texture of life. But we are blessed, for there is light that comes to us from God in these periods of darkness.
“We went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.” (Psalm 66:12, NIV) Hopefully you have not had the experiences of being trapped in an inferno or of drowning. However, the psalmist here uses his amazing capacity for metaphor to capture the way we feel during adversity and suffering. […]
Psalm 91 was the favorite psalm of General Charles Gordon, a symbol of heroism and chivalry during the Victorian period in Great Britain. His indomitable courage took him to suppress bloody civil wars in China and the Sudan. The psalm is filled with military metaphors, and presents a thundering image of our triumph through God.