Monday, June 08, 2009

Suffering - Chasing Dreams

This post comes from Vince Antonucci.

God promises us we will suffer. For instance, in (2 Corinthians 1) we're told that the sufferings of Christ will flow into our lives. Paul shares that he has suffered to the point of death, and wishing for death. So why are we surprised by suffering?

Not only does God promise we will suffer, He tells us that suffering is one of His greatest tools in chiseling us into the people we need to become. So we should welcome and take joy in our suffering. But we don't. Actually, we get upset with God when we suffer.

So maybe we need to stop praying for our marriages to be easy, for our churches to be a joy, for all our desires to be fulfilled, and start inviting suffering, and praying for the comfort God provides when we do.

See the complete post.

1 comment:

pac4j said...

Hey Ken! :)
I'm glad to see you are blogging again! I've been wanting to get in touch with you and your family... I've been one of your supporters--but I've lost touch with you all. I moved about 2 years ago--and the last mailing of any kind I've received was a couple of Christmases ago... I was wondering if you all no longer had my current address. Could you email me an address or email that I could reach you all with? My email address is: pac4j@yahoo.com

Thanks so much!
Patty Carpenter :)