Posts Tagged ‘suffering’

The Same God

March 2, 2010

The same God who led Israel out of Egypt led them into Egypt.
The same God who empowered the armies to crush the inhabitants of Cannan also empowered foreign armies to crush the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
The same God who made the earth and called it good also allowed it to be cursed.
The same God who raised up Nebuchandezzar as great king also humiliated him as a beast.
The same God who showed justice at the cross also showed mercy at the cross.
The same God….

And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”
Job 1:21

Quotes (74)

March 23, 2009

Humans recoil from suffering. We recoil a hundred times more from suffering that is caused by unjust, ugly, sniveling, low-down, arrogant people. At every moment of pain and indignity, Jesus chose not to do what would have been immediately just. He gave his back to the smiter. He gave his cheek to slapping. He gave his beard to plucking. He offered his face to spitting. And he was doing it for the very ones causing the pain.
— John Piper

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November 13, 2008

If you are a believer, you must reckon on having your share of sickness and pain, of sorrows and tears, of losses and crosses, of deaths and bereavements, of partings and separations, of vexations and dissappointments, so long as you are in the body, Christ never undertakes that you shall get to heaven without these.
— J. C. Ryle