Posts Tagged: suffering

Book of Ruth: 3 Lessons For Us

Ruth

Perhaps you are familiar with the Old Testament book of Ruth, a 4-chapter story layered with tragedy, blessings, and the reminder to trust God. Naomi, a Hebrew, along with her husband and two grown sons, forsakes her hometown of Bethlehem to escape a famine. The family settles into nearby Moab (modern day Jordan), for about… Read more »

Inspiration: Default to Worship

For 50+ years, Josh McDowell Ministry has been leading seekers into a deeper knowledge of God’s truth and power. We offer you our accumulated knowledge and research to help you find truth and encouragement to live a healthy and whole life in Christ. Worship: David’s Example to Us There is beauty in King David’s closeness… Read more »

He Knows

John 6: The Feeding of 5,000 The miracle of Jesus feeding a crowd of more than 5,000 people has many lessons. But one currently stands out for me during these coronavirus times in which we live. “Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea… Read more »

3 Reasons Suffering Serves a Purpose

Human suffering is arguably the most common and difficult problem raised against the goodness of God. Why does God allow us to be hurt and wounded? Isn’t suffering a bad thing? Doesn’t it point to an uncaring and distant God? Let’s look at three reasons that suggest that suffering may actually benefit us. For 50+… Read more »

If God Loves Us, Why Do We Face Persecution?

Christian Persecution

Religious persecution is alive and well in our world. While we see this happening against numerous religions, perhaps the most persecuted group are Christians. Countless believers have been tortured and killed for confessing Jesus as Lord. Even in the Western world where we have the Constitutional right to freedom of religion, we experience subtle forms… Read more »

Devotional: Recognize God’s Majesty

majesty

Are we “woke” to the presence of our amazing God? Or are we so dependent upon our own strength that we fail to acknowledge His majesty all around us?   For 50+ years, Josh McDowell Ministry has been leading seekers into a deeper knowledge of God’s truth and power. We offer you our accumulated knowledge… Read more »

Devotional: When Life Gets Tough

When Life Gets Tough

Life is a roller coaster of situations and emotions. We know how to handle the easy and fun times. How does God want us to respond when life gets tough? For 50+ years, Josh McDowell Ministry has been leading seekers into a deeper knowledge of God’s truth and power. We offer you our accumulated knowledge… Read more »

Welcome to Bridging the Gap!

Welcome to 2020, friends! We’re glad you’re here! We’re set to launch our weekly blog series for the new year, which we’ve titled Bridging the Gap. We’re talking about the gap between our moving from hurting to wholeness—through the power of Christ’s healing in our lives. The hashtag we’re using all year: #HurtHealedWhole For 50+…

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers? Quick VIDEO

Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission. Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.