When Suffering Turns Your World Upside Down

Reflections

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When you are young and healthy, it is easy to think that you are in control of your life and that you are the master of your own fate. But circumstances can quickly arise that clearly demonstrate that all human beings are finite creatures with genuine limitations, boundaries, and physical-mental-emotional vulnerabilities. Ultimately, suffering in its various forms overtakes all human beings and shows us to be temporal, mortal creatures.

In this article, I would like to discuss the problem of suffering and how it can wreak havoc on a person’s faith in Christ. I would like to propose that Christians need to know that suffering awaits all of us, and believers in Christ need to prepare for difficult times in their lives. In fact, the church should be helping Christ’s followers to build a vibrant faith and character that can withstand the assault of trials and difficulties that inevitably come…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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