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Finding Freedom / Words of Endurance

If you or someone you love is battling cancer, serious illness, depression, grief, or loss, we hope these articles will provide words of encouragement and endurance for the journey.

Endurance for the Journey, Featured, Pain

A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit PROVERBS 15:13 (NIV) Which pain is worse, emotional or physical? Like you, I’ve faced both kinds: crushing physical pain with no position in which I can get comfortable; crushing heartache in which my head spins with grief and I can’t stop the tears. As Proverbs says, “Heartache crushes the spirit.” You can almost distract yourself from physical pain. Even in a wheelchair, I’ve devised clever ways to forget about my paralysis. But inside suffering – that’s another matter.SEE DETAILS

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Counsel, Endurance for the Journey, Featured

Each heart knows its own bitterness, And no one else can share its joy. PROVERBS 14:10 (NIV) If only we took to heart the message in Proverbs 14:10, especially when we try to bring comfort to another troubled heart! King Solomon wrote that each person’s experience of both sorrow and happiness is unique. It is like no other. It is different from everyone else’s experience of sorrow and happiness. That means it does not help to tell someone in pain, “Oh, I know just how you’re feeling.” No, you don’t!SEE DETAILS

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Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. PSALM 126:5-6 (NIV) What a promise! Think of it. When you sow in tears, you will enjoy a marvelous and abundant return on your investment. But, you may be thinking, when have I ever gone out weeping, carrying seed to sow? If you have ever reached through an invisible wall of pain to embrace God with willful thanks, you haveSEE DETAILS

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