Forgiven, Forgiving and Free
The Pipe Cleaner1 Digging Deeper
That Big Pencil Without an Eraser1 Digging Deeper
RUN, Spot, R-U-N1 Digging Deeper
Give God Your G-U-I-L-T1 Digging Deeper
Bustin’ Up Boulders1 Digging Deeper
Stoned!1 Digging Deeper
Forgiveness Starts With the Heart1 Digging Deeper
Downright Difficult1 Digging Deeper
Living Inside Another’s Skin1 Digging Deeper
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The “Blame” Game1 Digging Deeper
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When I Cry and Want to Know Why
Why does God continue to allow pain and suffering on earth?
5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. 6 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves.”
What does God provide for us so that we can overcome our trials and temptations? How does this show God’s care and comfort?
13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
How might pain and suffering bring us closer to God?
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
1 Peter 5:7-10
7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
As a father, how does God take care of us when we are being tested or hurting?
11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
1 Peter 5:7
7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.