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Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

how to avoid the trap of bitterness
Have you ever wondered, Why did God let me suffer that injury? lose my job? have a car accident? forget that appointment? have a fight with my spouse? let my parents get divorced? let me be born with a defect?

From Rebellion to Freedom in Christ

a young woman’s testimony of God’s transforming grace
Even though both of my parents are believers in Jesus Christ and sought to raise my siblings and me in a way that honored God, my life was headed for destruction from an early start.

Understanding Adversity

recognize and appreciate God’s purposes for difficulties
James the Apostle recommended a surprising response to troubles: “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Abiding in the Powerful Grace of God

How grace enables us to keep Christ’s commands of love
The famous missionary Hudson Taylor struggled with the same feelings that many Christians wrestle with today. While in China, he experienced bouts of anger, frustration, and discouragement.

Facing Trials and Tests With Grace

why they come and how to respond
What is a Christian to do when faced with disappointment, disaster, and despair? Scripture teaches us that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Key Scriptures on God’s Design

keeping God’s Word in our minds
Consider the following truths about God’s design in our lives.

God’s Gift of Salvation

sin and judgment meet grace and mercy
Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you, told a lie, or envied someone’s possessions? What about hating another person or harboring a lustful heart? When we are honest, each of us will admit to doing wrong things.

The Blessings of Obedience

rewards for those who submit to authority
God promises rewards to those who submit to authority. The following Bible verses reveal that this concept affects many aspects of life.

Seven Basic Principles of Life

design, authority, responsibility, suffering, ownership, freedom, success
Just as there are universal laws that govern the world of nature, there are basic principles that govern our personal lives and relationships. These seven Biblical principles apply to every person, regardless of culture, background, religion, age, education, or social status.

The Myth of the Perfect Family

overcoming the dangers of comparison
Do you ever feel the pressure of comparing your family with others and realizing that you do not measure up to what you see? We all have dreams of what our ideal family life would be.

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