Category Archives: sickness

An Eternal Perspective

The apostle Paul wrote, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV). The troubles we face don’t seem light or momentary. They feel heavy and often … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Being Job

One of the most intriguing characters in the Bible is Job. Tempted and accused, ignored and maligned– he maintained a faith in God’s goodness when hell wanted to destroy him. His goodness should not be questioned oe diminished. “In the land of … Continue reading

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Bethesda, 31 A.D.

“Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches.5 One of the men … Continue reading

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Snakes in the Camp, [Poison]

6 So the Lord sent them poisonous snakes; they bit the people, and many of the Israelites died.7 The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we grumbled at you and the Lord. Pray that the Lord will take away these snakes.” So Moses … Continue reading

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When Angels Stand Amazed

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” ~Barbara Bloom Just a short word of encouragement to … Continue reading

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When Brutality Smashes Into Grace

“Or God disciplines people with pain on their sickbeds, with ceaseless aching in their bones.”  Job 33:19, NLT “Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.  Your greatest ministry will most likely come out of your greatest hurt.”  Rick … Continue reading

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God’s Strange University, [Your Training]

  “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.” John 13:13 No book, nor tutor will give us the education we need.  We must patiently go through seasons of difficulty and temptation before we … Continue reading

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