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Posted by kirxander on November 10, 2016 at 10:50 AM
As we begin our sermon series, "Pressure Points", our first topic is Suffering. We often are faced with suffering in our life and wonder why God allows it. Why do bad things happen to good people. The following story gives a fantastic perspective on this question:

B.M. Launderville has written, "The vine clings to the oak during the fiercest of storms. Although the violence of nature may uproot the oak, twining tendrils still cling to it. If the vine is on the side opposite the wind, the great oak is its protection; if it is on the exposed side, the tempest only presses it closer to the trunk. In some of the storms of life, God intervenes and shelters us; while in others He allows us to be exposed, so that we will be pressed more closely to Him."

Today in the Word, April, 1989


When suffering enters your life, don't allow it to push you away from God! That's when we need to draw even closer to Him!

God Bless :)

Categories: General, Inspirational

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Reply Becky
4:24 PM on April 4, 2017 
Great reminder.
Reply Liz Dewitt
12:12 AM on November 26, 2016 
Sometimes easier said than done. Thanks for the reminder though.