Have you ever been able to laugh in the face of suffering? Rhonda Stoppe and her husband had experienced difficult times before and learned about the faithfulness of God amidst the storm. But, as she faced a surgery, physical therapy, pain and recovery from an accident, she wrestled with discouragement. She knew the joy of the Lord would be her strength. But, she had to figure out how to fight for joy. During this difficult time, she learned 5 Tips to Laugh in the Face of Suffering.
All of us struggle through trials, sufferings, and periods of change. God uses every struggle to stretch our faith. Today, Kim M. Clark shares from her latest devotional how growth stems from our pain. There is no progress without pain.
Have you ever experienced those times where life just comes crashing in like a tidal wave? Times when worries mount about finances, jobs, homes, health and even our children. When hard times come, let God’s truth be your strength. Lean on these truths from 7 Bible verses for difficult times when facing trials that leave you desperate for God to intervene in life.
During the difficult trials, my trust muscle often seems weak. Sometimes, we make situations more complicated than they really are. One morning, I gained clarity on how to simplify trusting God. It’s really not complicated to trust God more.
When difficulties come, so often our first response is to ask “why?” The answer to “why” rarely brings peace. Can we trust God in fearful, difficult circumstances? Even when we don’t know the answer to “why?”