E-163: Navigating Pain, Suffering, and Loss God’s Way!

We are lacking in so many ways, but we don’t realize it until we go through some deep, agonizing, and prolonged pain, suffering, and loss. Pain, suffering, and loss will wake you up to that fact. 

In his book, The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis so aptly said, “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” 

It’s so true. When life is going well … when life is pain and problem free … we are often lacking, dull, distracted, self-absorbed, arrogant, and even disobedient. Pain, suffering, and loss can actually be one of the best things that happens to us if we respond to it the right way … like Romans 8:28 says …

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”

I don’t always respond to it the right way. God has been teaching me how I need to respond. We look at Philippians 4:4-9.


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E-171: Motivation to Stay the Heck Away from Porn! – Part 4 THE GRIZ PODCAST

When a Christian man looks at porn, in that moment, he has this false idea that no one will ever know … that he's all alone … that it's private … he believes it's his little secret … but that's not reality. Somebody is watching. Somebody is always watching. Somebody is right there with you the entire time … and that somebody is God. God is present the entire time and God sees everything that you think, look at, and do. The Bible teaches that God is omnipresent and omniscient. That means He's everywhere and knows everything. There's nowhere you can go to hide from God's eyes or God's presence. You need to understand this and deeply meditate upon this biblical fact. Become a monthly supporter of The GRIZ Podcast for just $10 per month. Go to http://www.narrowtrail.com/give Jason offers one-on-one online coaching for Christian men who are struggling and feel stuck! Climb Teams (online support/accountability groups) kick-off this summer. Contact us if you're interested in that. Sign up for Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability to protect yourself and your kids/teens. Go to http://www.covenanteyes.com and use the promo code "grizzin" at check out to get your first month completely free! Please leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to this podcast and share it with a friend. Jason@Narrowtrail.com
  1. E-171: Motivation to Stay the Heck Away from Porn! – Part 4
  2. E-170: Don't be a Pig!
  3. E-169: Motivation to Stay the Heck Away from Porn! – Part 3
  4. E-168: Be Careful When Life is Good!
  5. E-167: Motivation to Stay the Heck Away from Porn! – Part 2

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