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Friday, July 9, 2010

To Those Who Suffer

Have you ever stopped long enough to watch a freight or passenger train as it rumbles on down the track? Ever wonder where it might be headed?

Have you ever made the connection between a train engine and our lives?

When more passengers cars or freight cars are added to the one engine on a train, it will only be able to pull so much weight before they will either need to add another engine or reduce the number of cars that this engine can carry.

Our lives are like this in the same respect that the more circumstances or trials we endure, the past we refuse to let go of, or even past hurts or grievances we can't forgive, they become like those additional cars that get added to our engine or life.

Once we get so over loaded or burdened, we can't not move forward until something is given up. Sure it's easy to expect the circumstances or trials to be removed, but without any cars, the train has no purpose. It has no where to go. It's much easier to remove the cars like past grievances or hurts because God did not intend us to live a life holding on to that excess baggage.

The circumstances and trials are the reason for our lives to go on. We have a purpose in this life and everything we do, everything we encounter makes us the people we are in Christ. God promised us a life everlasting not one free from trials and circumstances.

If you find your life isn't moving as smoothly as you had hoped or your not moving forward as quickly as you would like, isn't it time for you to remove some of your freight or passenger cars from your engine?

In the book, To Those Who Suffer by Sean Nolen, this book takes you through that age old question of "Why God?" I found so much new insight I hadn't thought of before and now, like the analogy I shared with you above, it helps to have some new ideas on how to be thankful and praise God in all things even those storms in our lives. The sooner we can rest in His peace and assurance, the easy those waves and wind will be to navigate or in this case, the easier for our train to keep on going.

It's not I think I can, it's knowing we can. We can do all things in Christ that strengthens us. If you would like more information on this book, the author or even where to pick up a copy of this amazing book for anyone you know that's going through a difficult time, click on the link below:

To Those Who Suffer by Sean Nolan

VMI Publishers – May 2010

ISBN: 978-1-935265-22-1/paperback/$14.99

I received this book, compliments of B & B Media Group for my honest review. This book is available in paperback and I would rate this book a 10 out of 10.


  1. Looks like a book that I'm going to have to check out!



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