“SUFFERING IS NEVER abstract, theoretical, or impersonal.
Suffering is real, tangible, personal, and specific.
The Bible never presents suffering as an idea or a concept but puts it before us in the blood-and-guts drama of real human experiences.
When it comes to suffering, Scripture is never avoidant or cosmetic in its approach.
The Bible never minimizes the harsh experiences of life in this terribly broken world, and in so doing, the Bible forces us out of our denial and toward humble honesty.
In fact, the Bible is so honest about suffering that is recounts stories that are so weird and dark and if they were a Netflix video you probably wouldn’t watch it.” Paul David Tripp, “The Day My Life Changed,” Suffering, 23
“Man who is born of woman, is short-lived and full of turmoil.” Job 14:1
“God loves you and I love you and that’s the way it’s gonna be!” – Mike