A Call to Worship

Those who live at the ends of the earth
    stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
    you inspire shouts of joy.
…The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep,
    and the valleys are carpeted with grain.
    They all shout and sing for joy!
(Psalm 65:8, 13, NIV)
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Psalm 139: Fearfully & Wonderfully Made?

 

Disclaimer: This post speaks about those dealing with suffering that is outside of their control, especially in how they have been created–I wanted to discuss the theology around suffering and verses like Psalm 139:14. I understand that the pain and suffering so many people go through is not a light matter, and I do not mean to be insensitive toward those who struggle. Rather, I mean to encourage those going through things such as this. Please let me know, and forgive me, if this is not how the post sounded.


A child is born without arms or legs. Another has cleft palate, something that deforms the face and makes eating and drinking difficult.

One person started showing signs of schizophrenia at the age of 20, causing them pain, suffering, and a much difficult go at life. Another was born with severe autism. Continue reading