My oh my! With a sigh I will try to make the best of an unexpected situation. Yesterday I posted a blog which said I was going to write a series called “Why Suffering?” Now I find I had senior moment or something like that. 😀
To my consternation, and after several hours of work, I find that I already wrote and posted my study on this topic; it was called “What the Bible says About Suffering.” Just last year! It’s much too early to do it again, but just in case I have new readers and because this subject is heavy on my heart, I am posting links for that series.
Those links include the core scriptures which support my proposition that God has a purpose for all the adversity you go through and that the suffering lasts only as long as it takes to fulfill that purpose. But I have more to say so there will be more posts to come. Some Christians understand when we are told that our suffering leads us to agape love, enables us to be kings and priests, makes us more like Jesus, prepares us to be the Bride of Christ. But how does that look in plain English?
I’m Grandma and my kids, friends, peers are hurting, so what do I tell them about pain and suffering?
Part 1: Character building https://onetahayes.com/2018/08/07/what-does-the-bible-say-re-suffering-part-1/
Part 2: To Help Others, Because of Sin, Advance the Kingdom of God https://onetahayes.com/2018/08/08/part-2-what-does-the-bible-say-re-suffering/
Part 3: Eternal Reward, Death is to Rescue Saints from Evil, Give Glory to God https://onetahayes.com/2018/08/12/part-3-what-does-the-bible-say-re-suffering/
Part 4 Statements of my opinions about suffering https://onetahayes.com/2018/08/15/part-4-what-does-the-bible-say-re-suffering/