By Elisabeth Elliot

Discomfort isn't for not anything. needs to we stumble via sorrow and tragedy with no knowing or is there a lighted way-a path-through pain? Elisabeth Elliot plots the treacherous passage via discomfort, grief, and loss, a trip such a lot people will make time and again in our existence. via all of it, she says, there's just one trustworthy direction, and in case you stroll it, you can see the transformation of your entire losses, heartbreaks, and tragedies into anything robust and practical. during this powerfully relocating booklet, Elisabeth Elliot doesn't hesitate to invite demanding questions, to ascertain tenderly the hurts we endure, and to discover boldly the character of a God whose sovereign deal with us is so intimate and excellent that he counfound our finite realizing. A direction although discomfort is a e-book for a person looking for religion, convenience, and insurance. it truly is a good publication in regards to the method our merciful God attracts us on the subject of himself and expands our skill for give up and obedience so that we'd ultimately proportion in his resurrection glory.

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We may easily be like the flowers Lilias Trotter describes, bent on perfecting themselves, and by becoming double, ending in barrenness. We cannot make ourselves holy. But when we surrender ourselves to the Lord, learning day by day to treat all that comes to us with peace of soul and firm conviction that His will governs all, He will see to our growth in grace. He will so govern the events in our lives, down to the smallest detail, as to provide for us the conditions which may make us fruitful.

We in our miseries may share His weakness, and therefore live with Him in the service of others. All that is given is meant to be poured forth. The flower pours forth its sweetness, the tree its blossom and fruit, its powers of purification, its shade, its wood. " Bassi was another of those whose words ministered to Lilias Trotter. " The story of Joseph, so rich with spiritual instruction for all of us, shows Bassi's principle. Joseph suffered much for many long years at the hands of evil people, and through those hard years of being hated by his brothers, sold into slavery, lied about and imprisoned, he was faithful.

The prognosis is not good. Could I say to her, "Don't worry. God will heal your' I could not. When Jesus was speaking with His disciples before His crucifixion, He gave them His parting gift: peace such as the world can never give. Is that gift not for us also? Could I perhaps show her this? "Set your troubled hearts at rest and banish your fears," He went on to say-but not because nothing "bad" would happen. He knew exactly what He was about to endure. "I shall not talk much longer with you, for the Prince of this world approaches.

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