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  • Matthew shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    O LORD, why do you cast my soul away? Why do you hide your face from me?” (ESV). Did you know that it’s okay to pray that way when you feel it?
  • Matthew shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    The Bible teaches us that grief and worship are not opposed, that they actually go hand in hand.
  • Matthew shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    such thinking has also seeped into our evangelism: “Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and all your dreams will come true”—despite the fact that the general tenor of the New Testament suggests increased suffering for believers, not decreased.
  • Matthew shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    But the gospel is not ultimately a defense from pain and suffering; rather, it is the message of God’s rescue through pain. In fact, it allows us to drop our defenses, to escape not from pain but from the prison of How and Why to the freedom of Who.
  • Matthew shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    There may not be any silver lining, especially not in the ways we would like. But we don’t need answers as much as we need God’s presence in and through the suffering itself. For the life of the believer, one thing is beautifully and abundantly true: God’s chief concern in your suffering is to be with you and be Himself for you.