the-truth-about-sin-and-suffering

The Truth About Sin & Suffering

Is sin the cause of my suffering? What if I’m not aware of any sin? Why should I have to think about sin when I’m struggling to endure this hardship?

The Hope That Does Not Disappoint

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me    and delivered me from all my fears.5 Those who look to him are radiant,    and their faces shall never be ashamed. (Psalm 34:4-5) “Ashamed” here means “disappointed at not finding what was hoped for“. So we can read verse 5 like this: “Those who look to the Lord will never …

Read more

When God Has Other Plans

It wasn’t my intention to lose momentum so soon after starting Wield The Word. But we never intend to lose anything, do we? God’s Plans Are Not Mine Proverbs 16:9 says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Later in Proverbs (19:21), we are told that, “Many are the …

Read more

Endurance: Deal With Sin

Click here to read the previous posts in this series. The next thing we are told to do in Hebrews 12 is to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles us. Does it seem a little harsh to talk to a weary, discouraged person about their sin? Does it seem like adding just another …

Read more

Endurance: Weightlessness

Click here to read the previous posts in this series. The first thing we are told to do in Hebrews 12:1 is to lay aside every weight. Most of the time, we are weary or discouraged because we are carrying heavy burdens, or too many burdens, or both! There are situations and thoughts that are …

Read more

Endurance: Risks & Rewards of Fellowship

Click here to read the previous posts in this series. Last week, I talked about the necessity of surrounding ourselves with others who can support and encourage and inspire us when we’re struggling to endure. This is a lesson that has taken me many, many years to learn, but oh! How rich the rewards! Some …

Read more

Endurance: Surround Yourself

Click here to see all the posts in this series. Hebrews 12:1 starts off with “since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses” and leads into “let us run with endurance“. Being surrounded by these witnesses is an important part of being able to run with endurance. The chapter before our passage …

Read more

How To Endure When Life Seems Unbearable

Click here to see all the posts in this series. Sometimes life is just really, really hard. Even when we are not necessarily struggling in our walk with the Lord, we can struggle with endurance, with discouragement, with weariness. It can seem like continuing on in our current state is too much to bear. How …

Read more