Tag: Human Suffering

Teacher, Do You Not Care?

The Lord purposely steered this little band of future church leaders into the tempest and then went to the back of the boat to lay down on a cushion for a power nap…

What is Faithfulness?

It was a Sunday morning, October 23, 1983. A Hezbollah suicide bomber drove his truck packed with over 2,000 pounds of explosives into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. 214 Americans were killed while they slept in their beds; another 128 were wounded… Continue Reading “What is Faithfulness?”

Should We Pray for Our Enemies?

If we ONLY pray for our enemies, and then hypocritically treat them with unkindness and disdain, our prayers won’t get through the ceiling…

Can Pain Be a Blessing?

DR. PAUL BRAND was an orthopedic surgeon who specialized in treating leprosy in India and Louisiana.  Leprosy (or Hansen’s disease) is a disfiguring disease cause by a bacterial infection.  Once considered incurable, leprosy can now be cured with antibiotics.  One effect of the disease… Continue Reading “Can Pain Be a Blessing?”

Is Help on the Way?

LONG AGO, IN the days of sailing ships, a terrible storm arose and a ship was lost in a very deserted area. Only one crewman survived, washed up on a small, uninhabited island. In his desperation, the castaway daily prayed to God for help… Continue Reading “Is Help on the Way?”