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Giving Comfort to Hurting People

By Randy Alcorn | March 2, 2010
To ignore someone’s pain is to add to that pain. Instead of fearing we’ll say the wrong thing, we should reach out to hurting people. Many times it’s better just to put our arms around someone and cry with them; people almost always appreciate it when you acknowledge their loss. 

God rejoices in all He has made, and so should we

By Randy Alcorn | March 21, 2009
Keep in mind God’s Word: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1). This is not our place to trash. It’s God’s place to treasure. To care for the world is to care for its people.

God Rejoices Over Us with Singing

By Randy Alcorn | June 30, 2007
George Mueller once said something like this (not verbatim, but this is its essence): “I read Scripture until I come to a verse that can bear my whole weight, and then I stop and ponder it.” That happened to me yesterday, and today I am pondering the same verse. But first, the background, so you’ll know why I’ve found such comfort in it.

God Sends Christmas Snow, Clean and Quieting

By Randy Alcorn | December 23, 2008
Usually here in my part of Oregon there are more mighty downpours than great snows. But my brother Lance and I, who've lived here all our lives, were just agreeing that this is the most snow we've seen since 1968, forty years ago.

God’s Good Gifts

By Randy Alcorn | July 29, 2011
I’ve been attending and speaking at the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxbridge. Yesterday afternoon at one of the seminars, I talked about the problem of evil and suffering. 

God’s Grace and Our Sickness, from Doug Nichols and Matthew Henry

By Randy Alcorn | February 18, 2008
Matthew Henry preached a sermon to young people from Proverbs 23:26: “My son, give me thy heart.” He then added in his diary the following affectionate and devout aspiration, “Lord, take my heart and make it such as it should be.”

God’s Redemptive Purposes for Evil and Suffering

By Randy Alcorn | September 21, 2009
The stronger our concept of God and Heaven, the more we understand how Heaven resolves the problem of evil and suffering. The weaker our concept of God and Heaven, the stronger our doubt that Heaven will more than compensate for our present sufferings.