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A Minister of Comfort : The Lord uses our pain, our stories, our history to help others along the way. We are comforted so we can give comfort. Suffering can enrich us with wisdom and compassion so we can help others.

A Minister of Comfort

A Minister of Comfort

  He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. — 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT You’ve heard repeatedly that God causes all the circumstances of your life to work together for your good and His glory. But do you truly believe it? Sometimes it is difficult. If a trial is sufficiently

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — That’s a Wrap!

OBS Friends, I don’t think a study has ever gone by as quickly as It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. Honestly, I could spend a year on this topic and still have more to learn from the Scripture readings alone. Are you looking forward to catch-up week? Take a deep breath and just process

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 3 — Problems Placed On Us and Problems Within Us

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. — Psalm 51:7 (King David) God sees you. He hears you. ~ Lysa Welcome to week three of the It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study with Lysa TerKeurst! Purple is one of my

A Bottle of Your Tears

When I opened the gift from my friend, I wasn’t quite sure what it was. The small glass bottle was a beautiful cobalt blue, about two inches tall, covered in sliver filigree. I thought it might be a perfume bottle, albeit a very small one, but her note explained that it was actually a tear

Grief is Unique

Floods of Tears

Floods of Tears Record my misery; list my tears on Your scroll — are they not in Your record? — Psalm 56:8 When too much pressure is put on the heart, tears are its safety valve. No matter how hard we try to control ourselves, sometimes there’s just no stopping tears. Though we may try

It’s My Marriage and I’ll Cry If I Want To

“Don’t cry!” “It’s okay to cry,” Leslie whimpered. We were having lunch at a favorite restaurant, talking about I don’t know what when out of nowhere, or so it seemed, Leslie’s eyes flooded with tears. Only moments before they were sparkling. “I know it’s okay to cry,” I confessed, “but can’t you wait until we

Joy: Those Who Sow in Tears Shall Reap with Shouts of Joy!

A Bottle of Your Tears When I opened the gift from my friend, I wasn’t quite sure what it was. The small glass bottle was a beautiful cobalt blue, about two inches tall, covered in sliver filigree. I thought it might be a perfume bottle, albeit a very small one, but her note explained that

Suffering: Seek Out and Embrace a More Nourishing Story

One way the brain processes upset is through telling itself stories from different angles until it settles on a narrative that fits and helps you move forward. One way you can help yourself heal is to examine the stories you tell yourself. If these looping stories are bringing up more anger, resentment, worry, or sorrow

The Sacred Ache: No Tear Forgotten

In the midst of our pain and grief — and especially at the front end — we may imagine God has abandoned us, forgotten us, dismissed us, or simply ignored us. We’re not the first occupants of this broken planet to feel this way, nor will we be the last. Even a quick stroll through

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