By Elisabeth Elliot
Anguish isn't really for not anything. needs to we stumble via sorrow and tragedy with no knowing or is there a lighted way-a path-through ache? Elisabeth Elliot plots the treacherous passage via soreness, grief, and loss, a trip such a lot people will make time and again in our existence. via all of it, she says, there's just one trustworthy direction, and for those who stroll it, you'll discover the transformation of all of your losses, heartbreaks, and tragedies into whatever robust and functional. during this powerfully relocating e-book, Elisabeth Elliot doesn't hesitate to invite tough questions, to ascertain tenderly the hurts we endure, and to discover boldly the character of a God whose sovereign take care of us is so intimate and ideal that he counfound our finite realizing. A course notwithstanding discomfort is a booklet for an individual looking for religion, convenience, and coverage. it's a decent booklet in regards to the method our merciful God attracts us with regards to himself and expands our means for hand over and obedience so that we would eventually percentage in his resurrection glory.
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He was made like us. He had to be, in order to die. He had to die in order to break death's power. His was a surrender, not to a fate He could not avoid, but to His Father. When we open our lives to the will of the Father, we enter into that same mystery. It is true that Jesus was put into the hands of evil men. There are times when following Him means just that, as it has in a radical and costly way for Daniel and Paul and Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Come Ten Boom and Betty Scott Stam and Joan Andrews and numberless others in the history of the church who have been imprisoned or killed for their faith.
The greater the peril they had been in, the greater the joy of deliverance. 5/30/2011 8:08 PM A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relati... 60 of 131 file:///C:/Users/Dave/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar... The terrors and privations of their long journey through the wilderness had to be endured, but how much more wonderful the promised land would be as a result. Who can enjoy the fire who has never been cold, or cold water who has never been thirsty? The heartbreak of the prodigal's father turned into dancing, singing, and feasting when the son came home.
She explained that she has several small children, she herself is thirty years old, and she has cancer. Chemotherapy has done its hideous work of making her totally bald. 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.