By Elisabeth Elliot
Discomfort isn't really for not anything. needs to we stumble via sorrow and tragedy with out figuring out or is there a lighted way-a path-through ache? Elisabeth Elliot plots the treacherous passage via discomfort, grief, and loss, a trip such a lot people will make again and again in our existence. via all of it, she says, there's just one trustworthy direction, and in the event you stroll it, you'll find the transformation of your entire losses, heartbreaks, and tragedies into anything powerful and functional. during this powerfully relocating ebook, Elisabeth Elliot doesn't hesitate to invite tough questions, to ascertain tenderly the hurts we endure, and to discover boldly the character of a God whose sovereign take care of us is so intimate and ideal that he counfound our finite knowing. A direction although pain is a publication for somebody looking for religion, convenience, and coverage. it really is a good ebook in regards to the approach our merciful God attracts us as regards to himself and expands our skill for give up and obedience so that we'd eventually percentage in his resurrection glory.
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He has his own business, and turns over all the money to his wife. He takes her out to dinner, brings her flowers, treats her courteously. But she is nearly unapproachable, says she has no time for kids or housework, prefers her full-time job. She screams at the children until she is hoarse. "Her temperament has gotten steadily worse. I do whatever I can to avoid upsetting her, and am strengthened only by my commitment to marriage and not by romantic affection. I am undermined. I need to have my serious faults and major defects pointed out to me so that they can be corrected.
52 of 131 file:///C:/Users/Dave/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar... province of Asia (note that it was when they were faithfully doing God's work) Paul writes, "The burden of it was far too heavy for us to bear, so heavy that we even despaired of life. " Does he charge God with injustice? No. He has learned something. "This was meant to teach us not to place reliance on ourselves, but on God who raises the dead" (2 Cor 1:8-9). Suffering is meant for correction of the sufferer himself. Did the great apostle need correction?
For she in her anger sought to vex her young mistress, not to amend her.... " The apostle Paul, a holy man, needed his thorn. He says so himself, "to keep me from becoming unduly elated by the magnificence" (2 Cor 12:7) of certain extraordinary visions and revelations granted him. He was in danger of spiritual pride, a deadly sin, and, understanding that God was sparing him this, he was not offended. He could have been, if he were not as in tune with his Lord as he obviously was. He could have been very angry at the sudden comedown-God had given him spiritual revelations and then zapped him with sharp physical pain.
A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relationship Between God's Mercy and Our Pain by Elisabeth Elliot