Where Is God in All of This?: Finding God's Purpose in Our Suffering

Where Is God in All of This?: Finding God's Purpose in Our Suffering

by Deborah Howard



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596381247
Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Deborah Howard divides her time between nursing and writing. A student of the Bible, Deborah finds joy in service to others in the various ministries in which she is involved.

Table of Contents

Foreword Wayne A. Mack 9

Preface 11

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 15

Part 1 General Theology of Suffering

1 The Purposes of Suffering 19

2 The Origin of Suffering 34

Part 2 Purposes Common to All Suffering

3 To Complete Our Sanctification 45

4 To Drive Our Souls to God 55

5 To Teach Us to Trust God's Promises 62

6 To Prepare Us for Coming Glory 67

7 To Give Us Opportunities to Witness 78

8 To Make Us More Grateful and Appreciative 83

9 To Equip Us to Comfort Others 90

Part 3 Purposes Specific to Some Suffering

10 To Teach Us God's Law 101

11 To Demonstrate God's Love 107

12 To Discipline His Wayward Children 115

13 To Wean Us from This World 122

14 To Reveal Sin in Us 137

15 To Punish the Wicked 146

16 What is the Bottom Line? 151

Notes 157

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