God Allows Evil to Expose Evil

  • Jan. 11, 2018
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada.  I used to think my chronic pain was just an interruption.  I would try to medicate it or push through it, hoping it would just go away.  But then I realized I was leaving God entirely out of the picture.  When I looked at my trials as an interruption, the painful hip got all the attention; not the Lord.  Through the trial, He was trying to show me or tell me something… and I wasn’t listening.  But when I’d learned to listen to God in my trials, I see that God uses my chronic pain to reveal my cranky, crabby spirit or my tendency to complain or grumble.  It’s why Romans tells us to “Rejoice in suffering.”  Because God uses one form of evil, that is, our suffering, in order to defeat another form of evil, that is our sin.  So now when God uses the megaphone of pain, I not only listen… I try to get rid of any sin that pain exposes.  And friend, I hope you do the same.

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