Biblical Sorrow Without Sinful Complaining

[embed][/embed]   Sometimes as biblical counselors we don't clearly enough understand the distinction between biblical sorrow and sinful complaining, and I think because of that we end up hurting people more than helping people. I do believe there is a biblical distinction. As biblical counselors, we recognize that this world we live...

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Comfort for the Afflicted: God’s People and the Coronavirus

[embed][/embed]   Many of you have been experiencing fear and dread at the possibility of contracting COVID-19, of being hospitalized, perhaps even of dying. Some of you are fearful about elderly family members or other loved ones with compromised immune systems. But even if you aren’t afraid of the coronavirus for health reasons,...

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When Life is a Burden

The Burdened Life  Life after Genesis 3 has its fill of conflict, sorrow, pain, suffering, and troubles piled upon troubles. The Bible does not hide this reality. King David expresses a melody of vexation in Psalm 6:6-7:  I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears. My eye has wasted away...

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