Randy Alcorn's Blog: pain

Does God purposefully hurt us through trials?

By Randy Alcorn, Julia (Stager) Mayo | September 25, 2013
When the hard things come upon us, we tend to use them as a way of saying, “This is so bad, that if God really is in charge and He sent this to me—or even just allowed this to come into my life—He’s being cruel to me.” 

The Hardest Lesson

By Randy Alcorn | October 5, 2012
When I was seventeen years old and had known Christ for less than two years, I experienced what I believe was a mir­acle. 

Grace: A Light in Dark Times

By Randy Alcorn | June 15, 2012
God tells us that suffering isn’t pointless. We are to rejoice in our sufferings because of the outcomes they will produce: perseverance, character, hope, and the certain expectation that God will make all things right and work all things for our good and his glory.

The Eyes of Faith

By Randy Alcorn | June 13, 2012
When we view life through the eyes of faith, we can say, “Things appear one way, but my God is sovereign, loving, merciful, and kind. Through his grace and empowerment, I will cling to him."

God’s Good Work

By Randy Alcorn | June 11, 2012
Benjamin B. Warfield, world-renowned theologian, taught at Princeton Seminary for thirty-four years until his death in 1921.

The Best and the Worst

By Randy Alcorn | June 8, 2012
Fold a paper in half. Then write on the top half the worst things that have happened to you and on the bottom half the best.