By Elisabeth Elliot
Affliction isn't for not anything. needs to we stumble via sorrow and tragedy with no figuring out or is there a lighted way-a path-through pain? Elisabeth Elliot plots the treacherous passage via discomfort, grief, and loss, a trip so much people will make time and again in our existence. via all of it, she says, there's just one trustworthy direction, and in the event you stroll it, one can find the transformation of your whole losses, heartbreaks, and tragedies into anything robust and practical. during this powerfully relocating booklet, Elisabeth Elliot doesn't hesitate to invite demanding questions, to ascertain tenderly the hurts we undergo, and to discover boldly the character of a God whose sovereign deal with us is so intimate and ideal that he counfound our finite knowing. A direction notwithstanding agony is a booklet for an individual looking for religion, convenience, and insurance. it truly is a decent publication in regards to the means our merciful God attracts us as regards to himself and expands our skill for give up and obedience so that we'd eventually percentage in his resurrection glory.
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His manifesto is Though he slay me, yet will I trust him. Although God answers none of job's questions, Job is satisfied in the end, for he 5/30/2011 8:08 PM A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relati... 34 of 131 file:///C:/Users/Dave/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar... " The last words we hear from him are, "Therefore I melt away; I repent in dust and ashes" (Jb 42:2-6). Ashes, the place of his torment, become the place of his vision. The vision of God is at the same time the vision of his own abject poverty and ignorance, so the ash heap becomes the place of repentance.
The members, we read, had taken their places in the presence of the Lord, and the Adversary was there among them. The Adversary? In heaven? So the Book tells us. " God then calls his attention to a man unique among men, blameless, upright, God-fearing, opposed to evil-the sort of man against whom Satan will surely wish to try his strength. He takes up the challenge. It's job, is it? Well of course he's God-fearing. He has every reason to be. God has put him in a special category, with special protection, special pnvileges and blessings.
A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relationship Between God's Mercy and Our Pain by Elisabeth Elliot