Category Archives: Suffering & Persecution

When Believers Hide

There have been, and are times when God’s people hide themselves, or were hidden by others, in the face of persecution. Biblically, there appear to be both right and wrong reasons for hiding. Continue reading

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The storm that drives us to God – Charles H. Spurgeon

“On mine arm shall they trust.” — Isaiah 51:5 In seasons of severe trial, the Christian has nothing on earth that he can trust to, and is therefore compelled to cast himself on his God alone. When his vessel is … Continue reading

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The Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53

       It is in the understanding of the suffering and death of Christ that the sinner appreciates God’s great love and the price that was paid for his salvation.  Christ suffered in place of the sinner, bearing the … Continue reading

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God Wrestled With Jacob

       God blesses and disciplines.  He comforts and corrects.  He meddles in our affairs.  He never leaves us alone.  Why should He?  He loves us too much to leave us where we are.  He wants the best in … Continue reading

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The Apostle Paul – Chosen to Suffer for Christ

Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both … Continue reading

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The House of Mourning

“The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure” (Eccl. 7:4). Continue reading

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O Christ, what burdens bowed Thy head! – Anne Ross Cousin

O Christ, what burdens bowed Thy head!  Our load was laid on Thee;  Thou stoodest in the sinner’s stead –  To bear all ill for me.  A victim led, Thy blood was shed;  Now there’s no load for me.  Death … Continue reading

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