Tag Archives: Suffering

Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends…

Walking in the Back of the Yards had led to a few closed doors recently. Families we had attempted to find were not present, and roadblocks seemed to appear instead of grace while we were on our own. Nevertheless, strolling … Continue reading

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Looking at the Truth from Both Sides Now

Walking up to the casket, the two-month-old looked like a baby doll–a tiny frame with polished skin–that had never experienced life. The nineteen-year-old mother made her way up the aisle, leaning against the father of the child and weeping into … Continue reading

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God: Friend or Supplier?

A middle-aged woman, ridden with AIDS, looks at us with frustrated tears in her eyes. She is at her breaking point, weighed down by illness, family concerns, and has relapsed into drug use.  The former joy present in her face … Continue reading

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(Un)Making Sense of Things

We walk into the apartment to signs that would normally bring delight: baby bottles on top of the microwave and Enfamil cans below; bouncy chairs in the living room and bright colors all around. Today, however, there is no joy. … Continue reading

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Asking the Right Question

In Scripture, the character of Job struggles with a common question: “Why do I suffer?” We ask this all the time: Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there poverty in a rich country? Why did this … Continue reading

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