Suffering is common to the human experience. But the question, "What is God's role in allowing suffering?" has perplexed humanity over the ages. Pastor Bryn MacPhail draws from Scripture and his ministry experience, to assert that all of our pain and suffering has been carefully measured out by God. While we do not court suffering, nor cherish its arrival, Pastor MacPhail insists that pain is one of the primary tools God uses to conform His people to the image of His Son.
This book shows the reader how to think about suffering, and how to live through suffering by using passages in the Bible to clarify God's thoughts on human pain and suffering.
Purposeful Pain shows that through trusting God and following the example of characters like Job, one can learn to be accepting of suffering. As Job puts it: "The Lord giveth, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."