In God’s team there is incomparable happiness, joy, triumph, and beauty, but there are also a lot of tears.
There is not a single friend who can understand you like God can. He suffered more for us than we will ever be able to take in.
In search of authenticity (5). Schaeffer taught me how to mourn for the world, instead of judging it. He was a man of God who served as a prophet for his generation, which he understood so well.
“In the midst of pain, God promised that it can be really well with your soul”, psychologist Jelena Sivulka says in an interview about the value of suffering in Christian life.
All the way through that first night in India, bursts of noises from the streets climb all the way up the walls to infiltrate the badly soundproofed windows of my hotel room and arouse my Western feeling of security.
The video sure gets a lot of tears flowing; but that doesn’t make it theologically accurate.