Adversity, Sufferings, Hurts, Trials, Wounds

Trust from TedTalk

          Trust from TedTalk How to build (and rebuild) trust | Frances Frei https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVeq-0dIqpk&feature=youtu.be The Value of Trust | Professor Dan Ariely | TEDxEast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwzBJF5Q7Vw What is trust? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Firt7naRI Why trust is so important and how we can get more of it? | Dan Ariely | TEDxJaffa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHyApqVjddQ What’s trust got to do with it? |… Continue reading Trust from TedTalk

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TROUBLES TRIALS AFFLICTIONS by Spurgeon

            TROUBLES TRIALS AFFLICTIONS  by Spurgeon “Why have you brought this trouble on your servant?” Numbers 11:11 Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: the paste gem dreads to be touched by the diamond, but… Continue reading TROUBLES TRIALS AFFLICTIONS by Spurgeon

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Tribulations are Treasures by Spurgeon

       Tribulations are Treasures by Spurgeon                           from Spurgeon’s sermon,                               “THINGS PRESENT” Tribulations are treasures; and if we were wise, we would reckon our afflictions among our rarest jewels. The caverns of sorrow are mines of diamonds! Our earthly possessions may be silver, but trials are, to the saints, invariably gold. We may grow in grace… Continue reading Tribulations are Treasures by Spurgeon

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This Too Shall Pass Away by J R Miller

         This Too Shall Pass Away by J R Miller J. R. Miller, 1902 http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm We meet life's experiences wisely—only when we keep in mind their transientness. Whatever they may be, painful or pleasant—they will soon pass away. We need not be too greatly troubled by that which is hard—for relief will soon come. We should not be… Continue reading This Too Shall Pass Away by J R Miller

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The Wounded Heart of a Child by Jean Vanier

The Wounded Heart of a Child by Jean Vanier The following quotations are from Jean Vanier’s (the founder of L’Arche, a world wide community that looks after the mentally handicapped) in his book “Man and Woman He Made them,” published in 1984. When he wrote the book, he has already lived day by day for 20… Continue reading The Wounded Heart of a Child by Jean Vanier

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The Work of the Plough BY J R Miller

       The Work of the Plough BY J R Miller http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm The figure of ploughing, much used in the Bible, is very suggestive. The initial work in making Christians—is plough work. Human hearts are hard, and the first tool which must go over them, must be a plough, that they may be broken up and softened. In our Lord's parable,… Continue reading The Work of the Plough BY J R Miller

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The Privilege of Suffering Wrongfully by J R Miller

The Privilege of Suffering Wrongfully by J R Miller http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm One of the most difficult duties of Christian life, is to endure wrong patiently and sweetly. Yet many people have to learn the lesson. There are none who do not, sometime or other, suffer unjustly. Strength ought to be gentle—but there are strong men who… Continue reading The Privilege of Suffering Wrongfully by J R Miller

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The Point of Despair by Elisabeth Elliot

        The Point of Despair by Elisabeth Elliot All the passages below are taken from Elisabeth Elliot’s book “A Path Through Suffering.” It was published in 1990. A bit of sphagnum moss shows the process [of death leading on to new life] in miniature. Stage after stage of dying has been gone through, and each has been… Continue reading The Point of Despair by Elisabeth Elliot

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The Mystery of Suffering by J R Miller

           The Mystery of Suffering by J R Miller J. R. Miller, 1905 http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm The why of suffering, has ever been among the most serious problems of life. When Jesus showed sympathy with a man who had been born blind, His disciples started the question, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born… Continue reading The Mystery of Suffering by J R Miller

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The Ministry of Hindrances by J R Miller

     The Ministry of Hindrances by J R Miller J. R. Miller http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm Some people are vexed and disheartened--by obstacles and difficulties. They look upon them as hindrances in the way of their progress. To them, the ideal life would be one without opposition or antagonism, with only favoring circumstances, with nothing to impede its movement, with no burdensome tasks, no struggles,… Continue reading The Ministry of Hindrances by J R Miller

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THE LESSONS FROM SUFFERING by John Macarthur

THE LESSONS FROM SUFFERING by John Macarthur All the passages below are taken from the book, “The Power of Suffering,” by John Macarthur. It was published in 1995. A sign on the wall of a junior high classroom contained these words: Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives the test first and then the lesson." This truism… Continue reading THE LESSONS FROM SUFFERING by John Macarthur

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The Fellowship of Suffering by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson

The Fellowship of Suffering by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson      All the passages below are taken from David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson’s book “Don’t Waste the Pain,” published in 2010. Most people who write books about their pain are looking at it in the rearview mirror, years after their suffering has passed and… Continue reading The Fellowship of Suffering by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson

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The Doctors for Cancer Care by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson

The Doctors for Cancer Care by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson      All the passages below are taken from David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson’s book “Don’t Waste the Pain,” published in 2010. In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease… Continue reading The Doctors for Cancer Care by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson

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The choices we face every day by Fr Ronald Rolheiser

The choices we face every day by Fr Ronald Rolheiser          (CatholicNews---Sunday January 20, 2019)                                                   www.catholic.org.sg We all struggle to not give in to coldness and hatred. This was even a struggle for Jesus. Like the rest of us, He had to struggle, mightily at times, to remain warm and loving. It's interesting to trace this… Continue reading The choices we face every day by Fr Ronald Rolheiser

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The best way to show my gratitude in my Prolonged Suffering

The best way to show my gratitude in my Prolonged Suffering         I saw a great video by Dr Liz O'Riordan in:  The Jar of Joy | Liz O'Riordan | TEDxStuttgart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc1PIAG8Bgg          Dr O’ Riordan is a breast surgeon who has seen hundreds of cancer patients. She finds it very hard to cope when she was… Continue reading The best way to show my gratitude in my Prolonged Suffering

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Test and Trials by Amy Carmichael

                   Test and Trials by Amy Carmichael     All the passages below are taken from the book, “Candle in the Dark” by Amy Carmichael, printed in 1981 with this edition printed in 2001. Introduction Amy Carmichael was born in Northern Ireland and after a brief period in Japan arrived in India on 9 November 1895 as a Keswick missionary. She… Continue reading Test and Trials by Amy Carmichael

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Taking Pain to the Heart By Father Ronald Rolheiser

  Taking Pain to the Heart By Father Ronald Rolheiser http://www.ronrolheiser.com (CatholicNews---Sunday March 14, 2010) WRITING IN HIS journal during a time of bitter heartbreak, Henri Nouwen wrote these words: The great challenge is living your wounds through instead of thinking them through. It is better to cry than to worry, better to feel your wounds than… Continue reading Taking Pain to the Heart By Father Ronald Rolheiser