A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relationship by Elisabeth Elliot

By Elisabeth Elliot

Soreness isn't really for not anything. needs to we stumble via sorrow and tragedy with no realizing or is there a lighted way-a path-through discomfort? Elisabeth Elliot plots the treacherous passage via discomfort, grief, and loss, a trip such a lot folks will make again and again in our lifestyles. via all of it, she says, there's just one trustworthy course, and in the event you stroll it, you will find the transformation of your entire losses, heartbreaks, and tragedies into whatever robust and functional. during this powerfully relocating e-book, Elisabeth Elliot doesn't hesitate to invite demanding questions, to envision tenderly the hurts we endure, and to discover boldly the character of a God whose sovereign deal with us is so intimate and ideal that he counfound our finite figuring out. A course although discomfort is a ebook for someone trying to find religion, convenience, and insurance. it really is a good publication concerning the method our merciful God attracts us as regards to himself and expands our ability for give up and obedience so that we'd eventually proportion in his resurrection glory.

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Was my caller comforted and helped by realizing that Jesus had been over the course, that He would lead her through no darker rooms than He went through before? I don't know. Did I answer her plea for something that would help her to trust Him? I hope so. I prayed that the Comforter Himself would speak to her, and as I lay in bed that night I went over in my mind the things that have transfigured my own thinking, things learned very slowly, very imperfectly, and over many years. Suffering was indispensable for the world's salvation.

John the Baptist had to appropriate in his lonely prison cell the lesson of the flower's letting everything go. It was the hour of his desolation, but he was not offended, he was blessed, which means in modem English, happy. May the "beatitude of trusting" be ours as well, even in such an hour. 5/30/2011 8:08 PM A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relati... 54 of 131 file:///C:/Users/Dave/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar... ELEVEN Nothing to Lose he one vital thing is to keep obedient in spirit, then you will be ready to let the flowertime pass if He bids you, when the sun of His love has worked some more ripening.

The prognosis is not good. Could I say to her, "Don't worry. God will heal your' I could not. When Jesus was speaking with His disciples before His crucifixion, He gave them His parting gift: peace such as the world can never give. Is that gift not for us also? Could I perhaps show her this? "Set your troubled hearts at rest and banish your fears," He went on to say-but not because nothing "bad" would happen. He knew exactly what He was about to endure. "I shall not talk much longer with you, for the Prince of this world approaches.

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