top of page


Suffering_Fcb app ad.png

Job 5:7 tells us: “Man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.” Yes, suffering is the burden of humanity.

Perhaps, your heart is aching today, and you say, “What can I do with this burden?” Often God allows us to have burdens to exercise our faith. People who run from problems, for example, those who try to fill the valleys in their lives with drugs or alcohol, are really missing a blessing.

God works to make us more valuable through difficulties and hardships. A bar of iron may be worth $5.00. Make it into horseshoes, and it will be worth $10.00. Make it into needles, and it might be worth hundreds of dollars. Make it into balance wheels for watches and its value might run to tens of thousands of dollars. To be worth more, it has to be refined, superheated, drawn out, and purified.

Our faith is like that; it grows under pressure (disappointments, trials, difficulties) far more than when things are comfortable. Paul underlined this in Romans chapter 5 where he tells us to rejoice in our sufferings because they are good for us. They teach us patience, and patience develops strength of character and helps us to trust God more each time we exercise it until, finally, our faith and hope are strong and steady.

Accordingly, we’re able to hold our heads high no matter what happens. We know all is well because God loves us. Therefore, strengthen your faith, bear your burden gracefully; trust in God, and He will see you through to the end.

Richie Thetford

More Reading...

Freedom #1_design 1.png

Freedom #1

Discussion of the subject of freedom is of deep interest as many people are enslaved to harmful substances such as alcohol, cigarette and drug.


We even hear more and more about sex slavery now. I once read in the...

John _32 definite 2.png

Freedom #2  

The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 “Test all things; hold fast what is good.” The Christian’s daily walk should be a walk where “testing” is continually done. We find in scripture where...

Life in Christ_Design 4.png

Life In Christ

First, I would like to raise this question, what is life?

Scientists explain that life is the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter...

bottom of page