More About ‘Suffering’

How would you explain Japan?

Category: Sovereignty, Suffering

John Piper: Tsunami, Sovereignty, and Mercy

Category: Sovereignty, Suffering

This article was written by John Piper and was originally posted on DesiringGod.org “The waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me. . . This God—his way is perfect” (2 Samuel 22:5, 31). After the loss of his ten children owing to a “natural disaster” (Job 1:19), Job said, “The Lord gave, [...]

More Of Brainerd’s Inward Struggles

Category: Suffering

David Brainerd, The Life and Diary of David Brainerd | Friday, December 14. Near noon went to the Indians; but knew not what to say to them, and was ashamed to look them in the face: I felt I had no power to address their consciences, and therefore had no boldness to say anything. Was, [...]

Necessity of Winter

Category: Suffering

John Bunyan, Seasonable Counsel: Or Advice to Sufferers | We also, before the temptation comes, think we can walk upon the sea, but when the winds blow, we feel ourselves begin to sink. . . . And yet doth it yield no good unto us? We could not live without such turnings of the hand [...]

The Sufferings of John Bunyan

Category: Suffering

John Piper, The Hidden Smile of God | “So, in sum, we can include in Bunyan’s sufferings the early, almost simultaneous, death of his mother and sister; the immediate remarriage of his father; the military draft in the midst of his teenage grief; the discovery that his first child was blind; the spiritual depression and [...]