My pastor, @mattchandler74, spoke this week at a conference for pastors called Together for the Gospel (T4G).  He spoke articulately, as always, about his cancer and his prayers that he will suffer well, as well as his prayers for his family.  Then C.J. Mahaney, pastor of Covenant Life Church, taught on preparing for suffering, and @JohnPiper led the men in praying over Matt.  There is suffering all around us.  If you aren’t walking through suffering personally, you’re probably walking through it with someone else – or you will be soon.  Be encouraged by these pastoral reflections on suffering.

Justin Taylor added some bullet points and reference materials from C.J.’s talk on his blog.

John Piper addresses the question, “If God wants me to be happy, why do I have so much suffering?” here.

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