Tim Pietz (Wisconsin, USA)
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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. - James 1:2 (NIV)
During my teenage years, my greatest suffering was loneliness. Year after year, I prayed for deep Christian friendships. But year after year, God answered, “Not yet,” and I wondered why. Hadn’t I put effort into finding friendships? Wouldn’t godly friendships help me grow in my relationship with God? Wasn’t strong...
Even in my suffering I can persevere in trusting God.
Those suffering from loneliness
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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”