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Walking with God through Pain

Village Church,

Some of you have asked recently, "How do I walk with God in the midst of pain and suffering?" I've asked the same question again myself in light of our loss of Brenna Horsley.

Tim Keller has done some great work on this question in his book, "Walking With God In The Midst of Pain & Suffering." Along with my time in Scripture this past week, this resources has helped to remind me of some key truths about walking with God in the midst of days like these.

In his introduction, Keller writes, "Looking back on our lives, Kathy and I came to realize that at the heart of why people disbelieve and believe in God, of why people decline and grow in character, of how God becomes less real and more real to us - is suffering. And when we look to the Bible to understand this deep pattern, we came to see that the great theme of the Bible itself is how God brings fullness of joy not just despite but through suffering, just as Jesus saved us not in spite of but because of what He endured on the cross." (Keller, pg.6)

I want you to believe not disbelieve. I want you to grow in character, not decline. I want God to become more real to you, not less real to you. So, I want to invite you to read the best work on pain and suffering with me - The Bible. Then, I want to invite you to read this book with me to help you grow in the midst of our pain and suffering.

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