I have prayed for someone who is in lots of continuous physical/mental/emotion/spiritual pain for some time. As I prayed two sets of scriptures come to mind. One, a Job passage, ‘though you slay me, yet will I trust in you’, the other Paul’s thoughts about his one tribulations, ‘a momentary light affliction.’
I asked the Lord to show me how to express these to that love one. He led me to people on the net I had never been to before. Besides that, of course, He led me to the verses to get the context of each passage.
I discovered Shane and Shane. My wife knows them but I do not. I had never heard of them. So, they are new to me. I listened and was moved. Then as John Piper spoke (well into the video), I was overtaken by God’s grace over my own pain and affliction. He is a gracious God. We have a gracious God!
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