Randy Alcorn's Blog: Suffering and Evil

God Is Still Sovereign, Even When the Diagnosis Is a Birth Defect

By Stephanie Anderson | December 9, 2016
In an earlier blog, Stephanie Anderson, on our Eternal Perspective Ministries staff, told the story of her disabled son Isaiah who died before his birth. Here Steph speaks of her beloved sister Tricia, who had a different disability. When she speaks of God’s sovereignty in birth defects, she speaks with an extraordinary amount of experience and insight.

The Secret to Finding Joy When Things Don’t Turn Out Like You Hope

By Pam Vredevelt | October 19, 2016
Today’s guest post is from author and counselor Pam Vredevelt, related to her new book Empty Arms Journal: A 21-Day Guide for Healing After Pregnancy Loss. Many of you have been personally touched by a pregnancy loss or know someone who has been. Nanci and I have known Pam for many years and deeply respect her. I think you’ll find her perspectives helpful and God-honoring.

Grateful for the Wait

By Randy Alcorn | August 22, 2016
God “has set a day when he will judge the world with justice” (Acts 17:31). But why a future day of judgment?

God’s Sovereign Grace in Timbuktu

By Randy Alcorn | August 3, 2016
We won’t all, in this life, meet someone whose story will suddenly shed light on God’s purpose in our loved one’s suffering or death. But I think most of us will have that very experience one day on the New Earth.

To “Live and Die Serving and Honoring the Lord Jesus”: Missionary John G. Paton

By Randy Alcorn | July 27, 2016
John G. Paton (1824-1907) served as a missionary in the South Pacific’s New Hebrides islands. As a successful young Scottish preacher, Paton determined to leave Glasgow to minister to this unreached people group. But most of his Christian friends urged him to do something more sensible with his life.