Suffering and the Heart of God

Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores:

Do Trauma and Abuse Have the Last Word?

When someone suffers through trauma, can healing happen? And, if yes, how does it happen? Dr. Diane Langberg tackles these complex and difficult questions with the insights she has gained through more than forty years of counseling those whose lives have been destroyed by trauma and abuse.

Suffering

Her answer carefully explained in Suffering and the Heart of God is Yes, what trauma destroys, Christ can and does restore. Continue reading

Battling Unbelief

Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure: No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us–until we believe that God is more desirable than life Unbeliefitself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of God’s superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin.

Pastor John Piper shows how to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust. Continue reading