Tender Mercies & Tough Times

Jeremiah and Lamentations, can be hard books to read. Job can be a hard book to read. Their suffering can be overwhelming. But when you’re in your own hard times, these books give you solace as you realize that others have felt as you feel and thought what you think. They give you strength as […]

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The God *who loves you* is in control

A cliché often heard by Christians who are in the midst of tragedy is God is in control. This platitude sounds spiritual because, of course, it is true, but what Christian doesn’t believe God is in control? As I have been friends with Christian women over the years, listened to them, wept with them and […]

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Psalms 60–62: Rejection & Promises

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 21: Wednesday O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain. Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries. Psalm 60:11–12 – All three psalms in Wednesday’s Bible reading of Psalms 60–62, are psalms of […]

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Job 39–40

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 20: Thursday “Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?” Job 39:26–27 Thursday’s Bible reading is Job 39–40. May God bless you as you read […]

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Bearing Burdens

While doing some reading on Job this weekend, I found this by Francis Andersen: “But God did not suspend each individual in isolation, to find fulfillment solely in communion with himself. God put each man with family and friends and things, with property and work. Only a false piety, a disdain for things as evil […]

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Job 37–38

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 19: Thursday Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, “Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!” Job 38:1–3 Thursday’s Bible reading is Job 37–38. […]

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Job 35–36

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 18: Thursday In Thursday’s Bible reading is Job 35–36., Elihu continues speaking. This is another post to add to my list of catch up. The last few weeks have been quite difficult. I am at low ebb. Thanks for understanding, and I would appreciate your prayers. May God […]

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“My servant Job”

In the heading at the top,  “My servant Job”, is a page containing my posts on Job. I’ll be adding to it as I write more on the book. There’s a subheading under it titled, Help & Comfort, in which I’ve gathered a list of posts on adversity and suffering in the hope of offering […]

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