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Power of Suffering

4-11-2014 – Many are content to live their life being comforted, taught, trained, corrected, even disciplined by others who are special to the Lord. Yet being the comforter is a higher calling. But with it comes affliction, loneliness, and an anxiety for godly things.

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4-8-2014 –  This transformation is a painful process yet it bears fruit the nature of which reflects in our bearing, our manner of speech, the look of our eyes, every aspect of our being radiates this ‘godly comfort’.

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4-4-2014 – It is here as well that we learn one of the most important lessons of the spiritual world. Paul hints at it in II Corinthians 1. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 6 If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.“ We are actually transformed in this process from the person who is ‘comforted by those comforted by God” to a person who is comforted by God.

 

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4-2-2014 –  Why here? Most would say I would gladly have meet Him on the highway. Why in this deserted, hopeless, helpless place? Therein is the answer. We are helpless, with no one to comfort. Hopeless because the loneliness is  overwhelming. The only Savior is the Lord. He alone can pull us from the miry pit.

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3-31-2014 – It is here in this place, dissatisfied with the material things of the world,  covered from the top of our head to our toes with pain. Depression seeping out of every pore. It is here that we meet our Lord. 

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