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Hope and Perspective When We’re Dealing with Doubt

September 8, 2017
In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, sometimes it feels, even unheard?

How God uses Suffering for His Glory and Our Good

August 15, 2017
Since God is the source of all goodness, his glory is the wellspring of all joy. What God does for his own sake benefits us. Therefore whatever glorifies him is good for us. And that includes the suffering he allows or brings (biblically, either or both terms can apply) into our lives.

If I Have Enough Faith, Will God Heal Me?

May 19, 2017
No one has greater credibility to speak on this subject than Joni Eareckson Tada, who in July will mark the 50th anniversary of the accident that left her a quadriplegic. 

Suffering: Producing a Glory That Will Last Forever

February 11, 2017
In February 2017, Randy Alcorn spoke at the Linger Conference held at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He spoke on how Satan lies to us about what Heaven will be like, the reality of Heaven being a physical place, why we don't need a bucket list if we have a Biblical view of Heaven, and more. He was interviewed by Todd Wagner, the pastor of Watermark Church in Dallas, Texas. In this clip, Randy talks about what suffering produces. For more information on this topic, check out Randy's book Heaven

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

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.