Telling the Truth for Women

Jill Briscoe

Freedom of Forgiveness

July 31, 2014
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It's not fair! Those three words describe most of our reaction to suffering, especially when we see it happen to "good" people. For some reason, even though the Bible says to expect trouble in life, we're surprised by it. As author David McKenna writes, we eventually ask three questions: Why me? Why this? Why now?

So is it any coincidence that the very first book ever written in the Bible is a poetic story about the suffering of an innocent man? In the story of Job, he lost everything virtually overnight. His wife was bitter, and his friends placed the blame on Job. But it's Job's response that God wants us to watch. How did this godly man react to the complete destruction of his life, and what can that teach us about our own suffering?

This is the 8th message in Jill's 8-message series, "Triumph in Trouble," on the life of Job.

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Telling the Truth exists to make available sound biblical teaching, practically applied, with a view to producing lives that glorify God and draw people to Christ. The whole of our ministry is to encourage, console, strengthen, teach, and train.

About Jill Briscoe

Jill Briscoe was born in Liverpool England in 1935. Educated at Cambridge, she taught school for a number of years before marrying Stuart and raising their three children.

In addition to sharing with her husband in ministry with the Torchbearers and in pastoring a church in the United Sates for thirty years, Jill has written more than forty books, travelled on every continent teaching and encouraging, served on the boards of "Christianity Today" and "World Relief," and now acts as Executive Editor of a magazine for women called "Just Between Us."

Jill can be heard regularly on the worldwide media ministry called "Telling the Truth" She is proud to be called “Nana” by thirteen grandchildren.

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