Path of Spiritual Growth: Suffering & Grief


When people who want to grow go to the Bible they’ll see that it says to arm yourself to suffer. Think about that: the way to get out of the suffering of sin is to suffer. It’s simple theology- no pain no gain- but that’s the formula. What we try to do is sell the spiritual life as being about victory and in doing so, we try to avoid suffering. But there’s bad suffering and good suffering. The good suffering, the suffering of discipline and working through pain, leads to growth. And that’s what God calls us to. Listen as Dr. Cloud instructs The Church on creating corners where people can suffer well.


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