Life hurts sometimes. We all face times of loss, disappointment, hardship, discouragement, and doubt.
Read how Paul describes his situation in the letter to the Corinthian church in the first century:
For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. —2 Corinthians 1:8-9
Can you relate to any of these thoughts or feelings? Burdened beyond your strength? Despair? Affliction?
Continue reading “Walk in Love: Bearing Burdens”
How do you feel about affliction? What is your go-to response? I admit my first reaction is usually to avoid it and run from it at all costs. I like ease and comfort. The verses we journaled last week from Psalm 119:65-80 are rich lessons for us in our approach to and attitude toward affliction.
Continue reading “How Do You Respond to Affliction?”
Hard times, hard places, difficult relationships, difficult circumstances…we all know them! They are a reality of life here on this earth. So how do we live with courage, joy and peace in the midst of these? Continue reading “Get Real: When Life Hits Hard”