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Use Me Lord, Cause Me to Suffer So Others Can Know You

Use Me Lord

Even Make Me Suffer

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God R.C. Sproul Jr.
SESSION 5 The Man Born Blind

We have touched on so much about suffering through this series. Today is just as amazing. R.C. Sproul Jr. first talks about the patience of Job in hearing his “friends” trying to help him during his suffering. How their explanation is that Job caused his own suffering because of his sins. We know that is wrong by going back and reading the first chapter in Job. How God gave permission to Satan to cause the pain Job was going through. Really it was a battle between God and Satan why Job was experiencing misery.

Now we come to the man born blind and Jesus’ disciples questions. They asked Jesus if it was the man’s parents or his own sin that caused the blindness? We are back to blaming the person for something God brought about. For something our Abba Daddy had a whole different reason for the suffering. Jesus answered them No. He could have stopped there, He did not owe them an explanation. Especially after all the teachings and study they have done being so close to their Lord. They must have learned from Him about Job’s suffering.

But, by the grace of God, Jesus did explain more. After healing the man, He explained that the man was blind so His glory could be demonstrated through him. What?! All those years of begging, of mistreatment because of his blindness was all for God to make a point through him? But, think of it, our creator, or loving Father used this blind man to show others His powers. With this knowledge are you willing to say use me Lord?

use me lord
Here I am Lord!

use me Lord

For me I am, but to go through so much suffering I need Him to go through it with me. I need His strength, His hope, His love, His wisdom. As we allow Him to use us through our suffering we find a joy that only He can give us even though our circumstances dictate otherwise.

Use Me Lord Outside sources

When We Suffer: A Biblical Perspective on Chronic Pain and Illness …
Part of the Living With Chronic Pain and Illness Series … In times of distress, we want to know that our suffering matters to God and that He cares about our pain.

How to Trust God in Painful Circumstances | Cru
Pause and consider what He’s able to do with your pain. … lens of God’s character, rather than evaluating God’s character through the circumstances of your life.

Seeing God Through Your Pain and Suffering – James River Church
Sep 19, 2017 Have you ever walked through a situation in life that left you wondering why God would allow you to experience the hurt, pain or even …

If God Is Loving, Why Is there So Much Pain in this Life? | CBN.com
While God grows our faith through pain, it is not His foremost reason for allowing us to hurt.

Why Do Bad Things Happen – Why Is Life So Hard – God’s Help and …
What or who could guarantee that life is pain-free, for everyone, all the time? God could. God could accomplish that. But he doesn’t. At least not right now.

Seeing God in Our Pain
We normally think of pain and suffering as bad, and we do our best to avoid them. But since they are inevitable parts of life, maybe we should adjust our thinking.

Offer it up: Letting God Redeem Your Pain – LifeTeen.com for …
Offer it up: Letting God Redeem Your Pain. by Sophia Swinford. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of “offering it up,” which I grew up hearing said so often …

How God Can Heal Your Emotional Pain – Living on the Edge
Apr 17, 2018 We live in a culture where many people struggle with their emotional health. If you are tired of your emotional pain and wondering how to get …

How God Can Heal Your Emotional Pain – Living on the Edge” >How God Can Heal Your Emotional Pain – Living on the Edge
Apr 17, 2018 We live in a culture where many people struggle with their emotional health. If you are tired of your emotional pain and wondering how to get …

Offer it up: Letting God Redeem Your Pain – LifeTeen.com for …” >Offer it up: Letting God Redeem Your Pain – LifeTeen.com for …
Offer it up: Letting God Redeem Your Pain. by Sophia Swinford. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of “offering it up,” which I grew up hearing said so often …

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