Tag: Suffering

God’s Care in Times of Grief

In times of grief, God often seems distant and out of reach. But that’s more about what grief does to us than it is about God. The Bible promises a number of ways that God shows his care for us in times of loss.

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How to Help the Persecuted Church

Jump to Questions he World Evangelical Alliance estimate that there are over 200 million Christians around the world living under some level of persecution. They estimate that approximately 150,000 people are killed each year for their faith. In the 20th century, 100 million Christians were killed for their faith ; a number exceeding more than all of the previous 19 centuries, combined. Persecuted believers around the world are our brothers and sisters in Christ. It matters that we don’t just live in blissful ignorance of their plight. Hebrews 13:3 tells us to remember them as if we ourselves were in their place. Get Informed Several websites have current information about the plight of the church. Each of them offers several way you can become aware, through e-mail updates, newsletters, prayer maps and more. www.persecution.com www.persecution.org www.opendoorsusa.org Pray Make prayer for the persecuted church part of your ordinary prayer habit. Here are some things to pray for: Strength and endurance Safety and comfort Wisdom and courage Families to be reunited Prisoners to be released Change of cultural and political conditions Pray for the message of Jesus to go forth with power and for hearts and lives to be eternally changed because of the courageous witness of persecuted Christians. Take Action There are plenty of simple, practical ways you can help even though you are far away. Those websites mentioned above are full of ideas. Write...

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Today’s Verse

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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