We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered … We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.

Does that sound familiar? Can you identify?
WHY did GOD allow this?


But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God…
If HE wants us relying on HIM,
then HE must be reliable, right?


He has delivered …
he will deliver us.
On him we have set our hope that
he will continue to deliver us,
(all quotes from 2Cor 1:8-11 NIV)

DO you hear what I hear?
past, present, and future DELIVERANCE
HE cared, HE cares, HE always will care
HE WAS there, HE IS there, HE always WILL BE there!

~From A Wife's Submission 

It can be easy for us to "make agreements" with satan when we are suffering. We can think God has forgotten us, He is angry with us, or He just doesn't care. Don't do it! Don't give satan the satisfaction of the agreement.  God is always with us, He does not punish the believer, and He always cares. Your attitude towards suffering should be thankfulness.  God is drawing you closer to Him by reminding you to lean on Him during the time of suffering.  God is in control of all things.  He knows what you need.  Trust Him.


  1. The Christian's journey can seem daunting at times. However, KNOWING that He will never leave us, He is the Great Comforter, His ways are perfect and for His glory are all things to talk to oneself about. Growing closer to Him by maturing in your faith will be of far greater worth as you look back than it appears now during the "storm". God is good. Use all He gives you as He gives it, one step at a time.

  2. I'm taking it one step at a time. One day at a time. I really do have a peace which transcends all understanding. He has given me so much comfort through His creation, through my husband, through you, and through others. I know He is in control and I know that whatever happens to this body, my spirit will be strong. I do believe, also, that we are living in eternity now. We just continue in it when we die. :) You are a blessing...


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