Tag Archive for: pain

Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

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For multiple years in a row, Finland has won the title “World’s Happiest Country.” Journalists across the globe flock to this California-sized country and ask the one-million-dollar question: What makes Finland so happy? The answers given…

Suffering and the Existence of God

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As Ellis Goldstein watched the police car enter his driveway, he braced himself for the bad news. The officer handed Ellis the driver’s license of his seventeen-year-old daughter, Heather, regrettably informing him that she had just died in…

Does Religion Lead to Arrogance?

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Many of us know an arrogant person, whether it is the cousin who boasts about her education at family gatherings, the boss who constantly lists her professional accomplishments, the politician who presents himself as the nation's savior, or…

If God is Good, Why Do I Suffer?

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“Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted” (Psalm 10:1, 12). Have you ever expressed similar questions and angst to heaven? Maybe…

What is Sin?

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While reading articles on this site, you most likely came across the word sin. You may be wondering what exactly this term means. It is not a pleasant word, but its impact in our world and personal lives is enormous. In a general sense, sin…

What Does the Bible Say about Suffering?

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Suffering is a universal human experience. We all experience it in various ways and to varying degrees, whether through emotional pain, disease, death, natural disaster, or difficult circumstances. What does the Bible say about suffering? Why…

How Can God Help Me with Suicidal Thoughts?

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“Elevators are like everyone else; we all have our ups and downs.” While this analogy can put a smile on our face, there is some truth to it. Everyone has happy times and sad times. Sometimes, the sad times can get pretty bad. Sometimes…