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By Elisabeth Elliot

Affliction isn't for not anything. needs to we stumble via sorrow and tragedy with no realizing or is there a lighted way-a path-through discomfort? Elisabeth Elliot plots the treacherous passage via discomfort, grief, and loss, a trip such a lot folks will make again and again in our existence. via all of it, she says, there's just one trustworthy direction, and for those who stroll it, you will discover the transformation of your whole losses, heartbreaks, and tragedies into anything powerful and useful. during this powerfully relocating ebook, Elisabeth Elliot doesn't hesitate to invite not easy questions, to ascertain tenderly the hurts we endure, and to discover boldly the character of a God whose sovereign deal with us is so intimate and excellent that he counfound our finite knowing. A course although soreness is a publication for somebody looking for religion, convenience, and insurance. it truly is a good booklet concerning the method our merciful God attracts us on the subject of himself and expands our ability for hand over and obedience so that we'd eventually proportion in his resurrection glory.

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It's hard to let go of these worldly things, no matter how 'spiritual' we think we are. I'm just so aware of how God is stripping away things that I thought were so important. ), I gave up my career, now my home. But I'm beginning to see God's sufficiency. It's easy to say sometimes, but when He really pulls the rug out from under you, what do you have left to stand on? God is taking me through this intense breaking process. Just when I think I can't handle any more, He adds more. A friend said God must think I am strong to handle all this, or He wouldn't be doing it.

One of them, Rose from Brier, was a book of letters to the ill. She writes in her introduction, "Reading them through I am troubled to find them so personal and sometimes so intimate. J, but that I did not know how to give the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted without giving something of my own soul also. If I had waited till the harrow had lifted, perhaps a less tired mind would have found a better way. " She did not know then that the "harrow" would never be lifted. If she had waited for that we would not have had the comfort and consolation which overflowed for us.

We in our miseries may share His weakness, and therefore live with Him in the service of others. All that is given is meant to be poured forth. The flower pours forth its sweetness, the tree its blossom and fruit, its powers of purification, its shade, its wood. " Bassi was another of those whose words ministered to Lilias Trotter. " The story of Joseph, so rich with spiritual instruction for all of us, shows Bassi's principle. Joseph suffered much for many long years at the hands of evil people, and through those hard years of being hated by his brothers, sold into slavery, lied about and imprisoned, he was faithful.

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