By Elisabeth Elliot
Agony isn't really for not anything. needs to we stumble via sorrow and tragedy with out knowing or is there a lighted way-a path-through soreness? Elisabeth Elliot plots the treacherous passage via ache, grief, and loss, a trip such a lot folks will make repeatedly in our existence. via all of it, she says, there's just one trustworthy course, and if you happen to stroll it, you'll discover the transformation of your whole losses, heartbreaks, and tragedies into anything powerful and functional. during this powerfully relocating publication, Elisabeth Elliot doesn't hesitate to invite demanding questions, to envision tenderly the hurts we undergo, and to discover boldly the character of a God whose sovereign take care of us is so intimate and ideal that he counfound our finite figuring out. A direction although agony is a ebook for a person looking for religion, convenience, and insurance. it really is a decent ebook in regards to the manner our merciful God attracts us as regards to himself and expands our means for give up and obedience so that we'd eventually percentage in his resurrection glory.
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Using the metaphor of a game of chess, he writes, You can deprive yourself of a castle, or allow the other man sometimes to take back a move made inadvertently. But if you conceded everything that at any moment happened to suit him-if all his moves were revocable and if all your pieces disappeared whenever their position on the board was not to his liking-then you could not have a game at all. So it is with the life of souls in a world: fixed laws, consequences unfolding by causal necessity, the whole natural order, are at once the limits within which their common life is confined and also the sole condition under which any such life is possible.
My liberty must be curtailed, bound down, ignored (oh, how the world hates this sort of thing! )-for the sake of the liberation of others. "Every day we experience something of the death of Jesus, so that we may also show the power of the life of Jesus in these bodies of ours" (2 Cor 4:10, JBP). 5/30/2011 8:08 PM A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relati... 45 of 131 file:///C:/Users/Dave/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar... NINE Open Hands ee the flower in maturity. The calyx hands have unclasped utterly now.
I put myself in your place, and I knew I would have been furious with my husband. God spoke to me about that. He also reminded me how stupid it is to lash out when somebody has made a mistake-after all, nobody would do a thing like that on N purpose. 5/30/2011 8:08 PM A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relati... 39 of 131 file:///C:/Users/Dave/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar... There is a subtle snare in self-improvement programs. We may easily be like the flowers Lilias Trotter describes, bent on perfecting themselves, and by becoming double, ending in barrenness.
A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relationship Between God's Mercy and Our Pain by Elisabeth Elliot