Triumph Over Suffering

We are the clay; You are the Potter.        – Isaiah 64:8

Course Synopsis

Triumph Over Suffering is an 12-week course to facilitate spiritual healing and growth by

  1. Helping you understand why you suffer
  2. Inspiring you to grow closer to God and to face forward
  3. Guiding you to discover God’s purpose for you through your suffering. 

The first part of the course will lead you through the grieving process and help you to realize that attaining peace in suffering requires a belief system founded on God’s Truth.  You will process difficult emotions such as anger, depression, guilt, and fear, and learn to harness them to facilitate spiritual growth.  You will experience the depth of God’s love in a fresh new way and come to surrender to Him on a deeper level.

Through the middle section of this course you will identify your primary purpose, to glorify God, and come to understand that you may not always comprehend His sovereign plan, but you can always trust His heart.  You will recognize that God is always working for your good, conforming you to Jesus’ image by tests and trials that reveal your sin, bring you to repentance, transform your heart, and grow your faith.  You will learn how God advances His Kingdom through suffering, and you will come to recognize when spiritual warfare is causing suffering.  You will also learn why suffering is necessary to allow us to enter into a more intimate relationship with Jesus.

In the final sessions you will see how you may choose a response to suffering that does not glorify God, or a response that does glorify God.  This God-honoring response involves facing forward, being content, and rejoicing in suffering.  You will also learn how to hear God’s voice, and how to discover your calling through your suffering.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
–  Philippians 3:12