This week on Thrive, we are tackling a tough but important topic: suffering.
The theology of suffering is something most of us wrestle with at some point in our lives. Asking questions like, if God is good, then how can He allow bad things to happen? Or, why does God allow good people to go through bad things?
In this episode, we sit down with Pastor and past Thrive guest, Mike Novotny discussing his latest book, When Life Hurts.
Ways to prepare our hearts for suffering without living in fear
Practical steps to take when you’re going through suffering: avoiding toxic positivity, taking time to process your emotions, and finding ways to practice gratitude
Examples of how to love others when they are going through difficult seasons
The most dangerous question to ask in the midst of suffering
Pastor Mike Novotny has served God’s people in full-time ministry since 2007 in Madison and, most recently, at The CORE in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also serves as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, where he shares the good news about Jesus through television, print, and online platforms.
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