February 29, 2012
Talking about suffering in small group
I hope you're ready for some discussion because I've got a big question for you.
It never ceases to amaze me how deeply people are hurting, specifically as I listen to prayer requests during small-group meetings. It's enough to make your heart break. And if you aren't currently hurting, chances are that someone close to you is. Suffering is simply part of our earthly existence.
So what do you say when a group member turns to you and asks what place suffering has in God's compassionate will? Not why suffering exists . . . but what God might be doing in and through it. How would you respond in a way that is true to the Word and recognizes this group member's deep suffering?
Share your responses with us below. Let's see if we can come up with a helpful answer together.
posted by Amy Jackson on February 29, 2012 11:13 AM