Suffering’s Purpose Is To Rely Not On Ourselves But On God

Preacher Rev Lourens Nel
06. Aug. 2023

One of the major reasons God sends us suffering is to break the stubborn spirit of self-will within us that insists on trying to work it all out by our own resources, or run to some other human resource, or in some way refuse to acknowledge that we need divine help. “God may allow situations in our life where our only consolation is found through Christ. Sometimes we think the only consolation is found in a change of circumstances, but God wants to comfort us right in the midst of our difficult circumstances, and to do it through Christ's enduring Word.

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