God’s Hand in our Suffering

Nov 20, 2009 | Uncategorized | 8 comments

If you have followed P.F. for over two years, you know I have been pretty open about how hard life can be. Life has it’s deserts, it’s wandering in the wilderness periods – those times when, for believers our faith can be very shaken, if not rattled to it’s core.
We are feeling very blessed in this home as of late – like this wilderness period is finally coming to a close. There is much relief and much rejoicing going on in these four walls.
At the same time in the last 48 hours, 3 different people I care for have shared with me their own current “wilderness” situations. I have been moved and have this longing in my heart to pray without ceasing for them. God has truly softened my heart to those around me – in the last couple years it has been so hard for me to see beyond my own pain and stress.
Anyways. I praise Him that He can mold us and change us, ever conforming us to be more and more like Jesus. I know, we don’t all share the same faith, some do, some don’t, some don’t “subscribe” to any but lately, I have been growing so much by listening to this pastor. I thought, there might be someone who would enjoy this, someone who could be blessed by this as much as I was. This is part one of a four part series this church did on the Ruth of the Bible.

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  1. MommaMindy

    When going through a time of extreme trials in my life, I heard an older brother say something that soothed the waves in my heart.

    “If the Lord Jesus had a life of suffering, why shouldn’t we?”

    One little sentence, one precious thought, put it all in perspective.

    After Peter was restored, he was commanded to strengthen the brethren. Seems the Lord has given you this same ministry. 🙂 Blessings to you!

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  2. Jenny

    God bless you and your family in your love and knowledge of Him. Thank you for your bold witness to His truth and forgiveness. God bless your blog as it may be an instrument of His Holy Spirit in the lives of those who do not know Him or long to know him more and find sweet solace in what you share. To Him be the Glory.

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  3. à la parisienne

    Angela,

    If it weren’t for the hope in us that we are created by a majestic and loving God and that we have an eternal life and everlasting joy that awaits us, these barren wildernesses would be too much. I sometimes wonder how could anyone live through such pain without the hope and comfort given to us by the Holy Spirit?
    I appreciate your boldness and courage to use your blog as a place to witness to others who long to have such a hope that endures…
    Mandy

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  4. Bonjour Madame

    I’m going to try and listen to the whole thing tomorrow. It’s long, but from what I’ve listened to already, very interesting. Thanks for sharing your faith on your blog. I’ve learned that there is redemption in suffering even though it’s hard to see at the time and that our suffering can be offered up to God for others, making it one of the best gifts we can give just by going through whatever it is keeping God in mind the whole time. I say I’ve learned….really I mean I learn after it’s over every time. When I’m going through it, it’s really hard.

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  5. Anne Marie

    lovely……now to read and listen to it again, and again…..

    and what they hey? leave a comment/don’t check your email though –

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  6. Castles Crowns and Cottages

    Parisian Farmgirl….nice to see you! Thanks for stopping by for a little pink fun! How is everyone? God bless you dear lady, and say a big hello to your lovely mom. Happy holidays! Anita

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  7. Bonjour Madame

    Just listened to the whole thing. It was fantastic! I can relate to so much of this at different times in my life, even now. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  8. Rene

    Thank you so much for this post I really needed to hear it.The timing couldnt be more perfect.

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