Category: Hardship

Reflections on hardship

Where Do I Put my Trust?

First published 17 February 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  This is being written while I am still in hospital (although I will publish it some time later), now more than a week after being told about my lymphoma. Sometimes the days are…

By Andy Burrows 29th July 2015 0

Hardships Develop Comforters

First published 11 February 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  I am writing again in my hospital bed, only a week or so after I first wrote of my illness in the 3rd article in this series. It is now Sunday 31st January…

By Andy Burrows 28th July 2015 0

Rejoicing in Being Derailed

Originally published 23 January 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  One thing I knew when I wrote my last blog post on hardship was that my return to paid employment, after 8 months of struggling, would not mean an end of trials and…

By Andy Burrows 27th July 2015 0

Suffering Glorifies God

Originally published 9 December 2009 In my last post I reflected on what God’s purposes are in the hardships faced by His children. We are running the race of life, the purpose of which is to share in God’s holiness. The writer to the Hebrews tells us to “endure hardship as discipline” (Hebrews 12:7). God…

By Andy Burrows 27th July 2015 0

Is God Punishing Me?

Originally published 12 Nov 2009 I have been reflecting on hardship quite a bit recently. My own particular hardship has been unemployment, having had only three days of paid work in the last seven months or more. When I think about it, unemployment has followed me ever since I left university in the midst of…

By Andy Burrows 27th July 2015 0