A Powerful Story About God’s Comfort in the Midst of Pain

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8 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Deuteronomy 31:8

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Josh from The Afters has had a tough year. But one story of God’s presence in the midst of pain stands out. This is so cool…

He says, “We saw God work in some really incredible ways. Even seeing him and his fingerprints all over our lives, even in the midst of sadness. Our sound guy… he and his wife lost their daughter at birth. It was completely unexpected… Her name was Pieper…”


“We wrote a song… it’s called ‘Battles.’ And it’s about this very thing that God goes before us… that there’s nothing and that there’s nothing we’ll ever face in this life we can’t make it through with the power of God on our side.” You can listen to the song here!


Notes from the Beyond Suffering Bible

Christian Life – Life can be hard, and circumstances can be unflinchingly difficult. But just as God told Joshua, God tells us that we need not despair. God is with us and goes ahead of us in every danger and challenge we face. Nothing can take him by surprise or catch him off guard. What good news to know that God will never abandon those who trust in him alone!

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    Skip Brown
    November 6, 2018 6:55 am

    Boy I needed this reminder this morning, I have been been angry with the Lord as we have been told by my wife’s oncology doc we will no longer fight her cancer we will just treat the symptoms. She has been the most faithful partner in missions work for 20 years and last year at the age of 66 we were sure the Lord called us to an even larger mission field and now she will do it while being told we are losing the battle to her cancer Lord what is your plan

    August 18, 2022 5:24 am

    I will join.

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