Dr. Mark Mayfield and Matthew Ward return to the Gary Wilkerson Podcast for a conversation on the role of suffering in the Christian life.
This week, Gary Wilkerson, Dr. Mark Mayfield and Dr. Dan Allender discuss the role that freedom plays in our lives and how suffering can be more beneficial than we may realize.
The Psalms are uniquely timeless. The struggles and fears and sorrows that the psalmists were working through all those years ago resonate just as much with modern readers.
God often permits pain to enter into his children’s lives, and he promises to gloriously transform these moments to joy, but the space of waiting between those two moments can be agonizing.
Stanford University may not have the long history of Oxford or Cambridge, but it’s prestigious and both its professors and students tend to be well-heeled. On campus, they have the grand Memorial Church, which has been called the University’s “architectural crown jewel.”
Contrary to much of modern-day theology, God never promised us a life without trials and suffering, but rather one in which we would be refined and carefully molded into His image. He never intended for us to settle for the narrow life of living solely for ourselves with affections set on the things of this world, but rather to live with hands outstretched and hearts touched by the infirmities of others.
Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.