“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.”

Ps. 119:71

“That which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die”

1 Cor. 15:36

“…and he was there in the prison.  But the Lord was with Joseph…”

Gen. 39:20,21



Audio Sermons

Fentiman, Travis – The Lord’s School, a Sermon on Ps. 119:71  2009

McCurley, Robert – Providence and Suffering  2012 




Alexander, Archibald – “Weep with them that Weep”,  a Discourse Occasioned by the Burning of the Theatre in the City of Richmond, Virginia on Dec. 26th, 1811  1812  21 pp.

Buchanan, James

The Bible and Consolation  no source info, three paragraphs

The Work of the Spirit as the Comforter, p. 505, 14 pp.  from his The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit

Girardeau, John – The Suffering Seaboard of South Carolina  1876  29 pp.

A chronicle of the sufferings of Charleston, SC, “our Southern Zion”, after its occupation by the Northern army during the War between the States.  Peer here into the sufferings of a part of Christ’s church, and the labors of her faithful pastors. 




Boston, Thomas – The Crook in the Lot  180 pp.

“Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which He hath made crooked?” – Eccl. 7:13

Willison, John – The Afflicted Man’s Companion  †1750  350 pp.




“If we have not got a cross, alas! we may conclude that we have not got Christ, for it is the first of his gifts.”

John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan

“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good”

Gen. 50:20

“I shall be his father, and he will be my son; if he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: Nevertheless, my mercy shall not depart away from him.”

2 Samuel 7:14

“Though God hath reserved to Himself a liberty of afflicting his people, yet He hath tied up his own hands by promise never to take away his loving-kindness from them.”

John Flavel
Keeping the Heart




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