Category: Grief & Loss

How to Thank God for Your Sorrows and Problems

How to Thank God for Your Sorrows and Problems

When we go through great trials and suffering, it’s so hard to be thankful to God, but we need to understand that our troubles can actually help us. Here’s how. Walk a Mile with Sorrow The following poem may be one of the best examples of how our troubles and sorrows help us. They help us by informing us, because when […]

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Visit to Deborah's parents by ECWA Vice President and the General Secretary (From Left to right; ECWA Vice President, Rev. Stephen Sunday Ajise; Doborah's mom and dad; and General Secretary, Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu Jnr)

Visit to Deborah Samuel’s parents by ECWA Vice President, Rev. Stephen Sunday Ajise and ECWA General Secretary, Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu Jnr.

Originally published on May 20, 2022. Updated: May 25, 2022 The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Vice President, Rev. Stephen Sunday Ajise and ECWA General Secretary, Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu Jnr visited Deborah Samuel’s parents to pray for them and to console them over the “heartless” killing of their daughter. ECWA Social Movement, the socio-political arm of ECWA, has donated […]

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College student Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu was stoned to death in Sokoto, Nigeria on May 12, 2022. (Facebook)

Deborah Samuel’s killing sin against God – Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, a Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto. Welby described Deborah’s murder as a sin against God. Deborah, a 200-level student, was gruesomely murdered by some students for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammad. In a series of tweets, the Archbishop urged the Nigerian Government to […]

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Beyonce Mass

The Beloved Community and the Heresy of White Replacement: How “Beyoncé Mass” gave me hope after the Buffalo massacre

At approximately 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, a white supremacist terrorist—motivated by a fear that whites were being “replaced” by immigrants and the growth of nonwhite Americans—massacred 10 people and injured three others in predominately Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. As this 18-year-old young man unleashed a deadly barrage of more than 70 rounds from an assault rifle with […]

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To know what we must know

To know what we must know

I want to know Christ – yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his suffering, becoming like him in his death. Phi. 3:10 We know that there is a Holy God who created all things and demands holiness from His creatures. This God revealed Himself in and through His Son, Jesus Christ (Jesus = Savior; Christ […]

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Suffering Wisely and Well: The Grief of Job and the Grace of God

How to Walk Faithfully Through Suffering

Why does God allow suffering? The pain of suffering can be overwhelmingly mysterious, but the Bible does provide answers. Throughout Scripture, God allows trials in order to accomplish specific purposes in the lives of his people. When faced with suffering they experience spiritual growth; repentance from sin; or, as in the Old Testament story of Job, the chance to demonstrate […]

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Loss/Hope

Loss/Hope

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Two people at my church passed away this week. One was an elder who still had some years left; as far as I knew, he was healthy the last time I saw him. But apparently the Lord called him […]

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Russia-Ukraine War - Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Reportedly Destroyed in Chernobyl in Intense Fighting

Fighting continues in Ukraine as talks begin in Belarus

Russian forces bombarded a residential area in Ukraine’s second-largest city with rockets on Monday, killing at least one person, and several large detonations were heard in the center of the capital Kyiv, as talks between delegates on both sides in Belarus came to a close. The attack and explosions were launched as Russia becomes increasingly isolated from the rest of […]

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They sat down with him for seven days and nights, and no one said a word, because they saw how great his suffering wa

Power With God Exemplified in Job

Reading: Job 1:6-11; 2:9,10; 42:7,8,10 Job’s Spiritual History Job is introduced to us as a man in great fullness: fullness of possessions and of wealth, fullness of good works and of personal righteousness, and standing before God in acceptance. Then there begins a course in his experience, the meaning and the secret occasion of which is altogether hidden from him. […]

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The City of Babel: Yesterday and Today

The City of Babel: Yesterday and Today

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:4, NIV We all know the story. It is as old as the Bible itself. And it is as new […]

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