God & your problems

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Anyone got any book recommendations on this topic? I have a HUGE book library and perhaps a title is in my collection.
     
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    By "book" do you mean Book of the Bible or a book written by man to provided insights and encouragements?
     
  3. Amy.G

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    The only book I can recommend is the bible.

    There isn't a single problem in life that cannot be dealt with through the reading of the Psalms. There is so much comfort in them and so many promises.

    I have relied on them to give me strength through many seemingly unsolvable problems in my life.

    I also rely on the Proverbs for wisdom.
     
  4. Jim1999

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    One book I gave to all converts under my ministry was: The Fight; the Christian Struggle, By the late Dr. John Smith, InterVarsity Press. It costs only 19.00 US. I think it retitled to just The Fight now.

    Cheers,

    Jim

    By the way, I start every day, as part of my prayer, "This IS the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it." Hence, even a punctured tyre is worthy of praise. In other words, my troubles are insignifcant in the light of God's presence.

    As far as biblical books, I have trouble getting beyond Job and Jonah.
     
  5. Amy.G

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    What do you mean?
     
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    Lessons in life.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    The book of Psalms.
     
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    :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs: Two of my personal favorites are Psalm 77 and Psalm 139
     
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    Just finished reading this and I think it would kind of go along with what brother Jim was saying.

    To Many People–Life Is Very Hard - by J.R. Miller
    (J. R. Miller, “Life’s Byways and Waysides”)


    For the Christian, all of life’s conditions and circumstances are transformed.

    Take the matter of CARE. Every life has ‘cares’. There are cares in business. There are cares in home-life. There are cares of poverty–but no less has the rich man his cares. Childhood has its anxieties; young faces sometimes appear careworn. No one can escape care!

    To many people–life is very hard. But Christian faith transfigures care, for those who are Christ’s and have learned how to live as He teaches us to live. He tells us not to worry about anything, because our Father is caring for us. He tells us that life is a school, and that all our cares are parts of lessons which He has set for us. That means that every care has hidden in it–a secret of blessing–a gift of love which our Father has sent to us. Every time you come to a hard point in your life–an obstacle, a difficulty, a perplexity–God is giving you a new opportunity to grow stronger, wiser, or richer-hearted.

    We try to make life easy for our children–but God is wiser than we are. He wants His children to have struggles–that they may grow strong, holy and noble!

    Thus it is that common care is transfigured by the grace of Christ! It enfolds blessings for us. It carries in its ‘dreary form’ secrets of blessing for us. Even our ‘drudgeries’ have blessings in their wearisome routine; we get many of our best lessons out of them.

    All we need to learn is how to meet our worries, and they are transfigured for us! Paul tells us in a wonderful passage how to get this transformation of care: “Do not worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7. God’s peace will then shine through all life’s frets. Thus care is transfigured, by the love of Christ in the heart.


    http://devotions.themasterspotteryshop.com/blog/?p=3019
     
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    Just yesterday I received my monthly "Free Grace Broadcaster" from Mt Zion Church in Pensacola, and the topic of the month was Christian suffering. AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE! Articles by Pink, Lloyd Jones, Spurgeon.

    It's free, you can order it here.
     
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    Oh yes!!! I just highlighted Ps 77 the other day. I learned a valuable lesson from that one. Whenever life seems hopeless, remember all the good that God has done for me in the past. He will do it again because of His mercy, grace and power.
     
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    Thank you Jim. Perhaps more Bible reading in those books would be ideal.
     
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    John R. Rice wrote two books about various individual problems and doctrinal questions: Dr. Rice, Here is My Question, and Dr. Rice, Here Are More Questions.
     

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