Colossians 1:24 – Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
Job 1:3 – and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East. In this study, we will look at how his possessions – and that he was the greatest man among all the East – meant anything in his subsequent reaction to his suffering.
Hebrews 12:11 – No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. In this study we will look at the connotations beyond discipline and grasp the promise embedded within the verse.
Galatians 6:2 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. In this study we will look at what some of these burdens could be, and meditate upon them.
James 1:2 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. In this study, we will examine what exactly James is speaking of in this verse – be it trials or joy.
Ruth 1:21 – I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me. In this study, we will examine her sense of bitterness and what God ultimately had in store for her.
Job 2:9 – His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!” In the face of immense suffering we see two reactions – Job and his wife. In this study, we will lay out all the information on Job’s wife and speculate the reasons behind her reaction.
Romans 5:5 – And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. We have never have any reason to be ashamed of our Christian hope, because it is not based on us or our circumstances, but it is rooted in God’s love for us, which is constant and abundant.
Lamentations 3:32 – But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. In this study we shall find hope in the book of Lamentations amidst all the tragedy and suffering.
Hebrews 2:18 – Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. He knows our pain when we suffer. He knows our struggle when we are tempted. He knows, because he has experienced it, and because he understands, he will come and help us in our times of temptation.
Job 2:10 tells us further about Job’s initial reaction towards the tragedy that he was dealt with. Here, we see how he responds to his wife and puts her in her place, and how in declaring the sovereignty of God, Job was affirmed to have not sinned.