Suffering as a Christian

Sometimes God places us in tumultuous waters not to punish us, but to push us forward into a better place where we wouldn’t have ventured ourselves due to being complacent with the status quo.

If you are going through a raging storm, don’t be so quick to believe God is punishing you. There are many types of storms in life—refining storms being one of them.

One excruciating lesson I have learned in my walk in the faith is that complacency is the death of growth. Hence, resulting in many of the battles I have had no choice but to war in.

With that, I bid you all a lovely morning and a day filled with abundant courage and overflowing with grace 💕


Author: ebonyandcrows

Hello and welcome to my page~ My name is Larisa--a very common Slavic name that was either derived from the Latin word hilaris, meaning "cheerful," or from the Greek city of Larissa, meaning "strong fortress." Born in Ukraine, I emigrated with my family to America when I was still a small child and now make my home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Growing up immersed in two vastly differing cultures led me to have a burning curiosity about people all over the world. Stemming from said curiosity, I have fallen in love with traveling to other countries, meeting new people and delving into their culture, exploring new cities, and of course, dining on the local cuisine! If I cannot escape into a different country, then my next favorite method of adventure is to lose myself in a spectacular book. I enjoy books of all genres--from fiction and novels, to biographies and ethnographies. As long as it captures my fancy and holds me spellbound the entire time, I will burn through the book like a forest fire! Because of this penchant for reading and travel, coupled with my love of deep and mysterious things, I have been often called a dreamer and I find the title suits me. With that being said, I invite you to stay a while, perhaps make yourself a cup of tea and linger through my posts and feel free to comment or share a thought :-)

7 thoughts on “Suffering as a Christian”

    1. dad is a pastor. It has been incredibly hard for me to marry my understanding that God is Love and yet that He allows us to also suffer deeply, to the point that He will risk the one who is suffering losing all belief in Him. But as one pastor that I have listened to for a long time likes to say, “a faith that can’t be tested can’t be trusted.”

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