Note: The following Quotes of Note are excerpted with permission from the Introduction to God’s Healing for Life’s Losses.
“When tragedy occurs, we enter a crisis of faith. We either move toward God or away from God.”
“There is no human experience which cannot be put on the anvil of a lively relationship with God and man, and battered into a meaningful shape.”
“We live in a fallen world and it often falls on us.”
“Christianity doesn’t in any way lessen suffering. It enables you to take it, to face it, to work through it and eventually convert it.”
“God’s Word empowers us not to evade suffering, but to face suffering face-to-face with God.”
“Nothing ever written can compare with the honesty and reality of the Word of God. The Word of God is totally sufficient to light our path. It is utterly profound in its capacity to resonate with our experiences.”
“Suffering may be defined as getting what you do not want while wanting what you do not get” (J. I. Packer).
“Ease is for heaven, not earth. Life on earth is fundamentally out of shape and out of order by reason of sin” (J. I. Packer).
“Grief tends to tempt us to walk alone. Fight against that temptation. Walk with God and His people as you journey on the healing path.”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
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